How To Talk To Your Child About Drugs And Alcohol


Pandemic-driven anxiety has some teenagers turning to alcohol and drugs. Author Jessica Lahey offers advice to parents for keeping kids on track.

By Andrea Petersen

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Adults are increasing their use of alcohol and drugs to cope with pandemic-related stress. Jessica Lahey worries that many teens will be tempted to do the same.

Ms. Lahey is the author of “The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids In a Culture of Dependence,” which will be published April 6. She taught middle school and high school English for more than two decades, including five years at a residential treatment center for teens with substance use disorders. Ms. Lahey, whose first book was the bestselling “The Gift of Failure,” has two sons, ages 22 and 17, and has battled her own…click here to continue reading