growinguplast:

The heart to heart drug or alcohol talk has always been a part of parenting it seems along with sex and puberty. The only difference is that parents with a past of drug and alcohol abuse feel more ashamed to speak about their own experiences.

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I loved this post by Nathan. As a parent who dabbled in drug use as a teen, I struggle with what to tell my kids. I also worry about the very strong genetic predisposition to addiction that my youngest child possesses. There’s a lot of great food for thought here.