Cars Make Drug and Alcohol Use Easier
Once a teen or a teen's friend has a car, their world expands exponentially.
Cars get kids to drugs more easily.
Kids with cars can get to different parts of town much more easily, and can also go to places where it is far less likely you or other adults they know might pass by.
Cars can be used as a storage unit.
Teens can use their car for things they don't want you to see, like drug paraphernalia, empty bottles, and more.
Cars can be a second bedroom.
Kids use their cars as a second bedroom one their parent rarely spends time in a place to do drugs, drink, and have sex.
What Parents Can Do
- Make sure you have a key to the car
- Borrow it occasionally at the last minute so they don't have time to clean it out
- Ask your teen where they will be
- If you are suspicious, show up where he said he would be
- Insist that her cell phone is charged and on before leaving the house so that she's reachable
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