Monday, November 21, 2011

Family dinners one of your best anti-drug tools

Salem News (Salem, OH) November 20, 2011

"Do you recall dinner hour at your house when you were growing up? Was there a set hour when your family sat down together to eat the evening meal? When your mother called you in from your outdoor activities and you knew you'd better get moving immediately because you had to wash your hands, ditch the baseball hat and be at your designated place at the table?
'Family dinner is an ideal time to strengthen the quality of family relationships,' says Joseph A. Califano Jr., founder and chairman of CASA (National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. 'As the quality of teens relationships with their parents declines, their likelihood of using tobacco, alcohol and marijuana rises.'" Read More

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