Parents play a key role in educating their children regarding the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. To that end, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has recently incorporated a set of online questions, called the Family Checkup, on its website. These questions are designed to help parents develop the necessary skills to communicate and encourage their family regarding the dangers of using controlled substances, tobacco, and alcohol. The questions were created by the Child and Family Center at the University of Oregon. Videos demonstrating both positive and negative approaches to each question are also included on the web site.

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