There are all kinds of family problems that affect an
employee’s ability to do their work.
Parent issues with teen drug use result in time off from work, lots of
phone calls and just plain anxiety that creates a significant distraction.
the dangers of drug use from their parents are less likely to abuse drugs than
other teens. Employers can help parents by giving them tools and resources to
facilitate these important conversations. The Parents@Work program is an employer resource of free
drug prevention information put together by the National Youth Anti-Drug Media
Campaign. The high quality, well
designed materials are updated regularly.
Employers can access articles for employee newsletters, link to www.TheAntiDrug.com on a company
intranet and download banners and plenty of additional information.
Parents@Work will also link employers to local speakers who can visit your
workplace for meetings or lunch and learn sessions.
distribution and are available in Spanish and several other languages. Or pick up the phone and request materials by
calling 1-800-788-2800. There are eye
catching posters to be customized with your company name. With prom season and graduations getting into
full swing it’s the perfect time to give parents these tools. The prom poster with the caption “Is it really fun if you
don’t remember?” is a terrific example of the material that sends a powerful
message. Spreading these around doesn’t
take a lot of effort and will make a difference if even one teen gets the
point. Wouldn’t it be great if all the
stories and photos shared at work were full of faces of smiling happy kids and
not headlines describing local tragedies caused when teens mix drugs and