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Drug Use Rises Among High School Students

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These results, says Edward Jurith, the White House acting drug czar, "confirm the importance of parental involvement in children's lives as one of the key factors in keeping kids off drugs."

Jurith says, "Youth with strong parental influences and access to local support networks are much less likely to use illegal drugs."

Carl Pickhardt, PhD, author of Keys to Raising a Drug-Free Child, tells WebMD, "what parents want to do is keep their kid as anchored as possible in activities and relationships that they really care about."

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