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December 12th, 2011
11:32 AM ET

Study: Family-centered programs way to prevent substance abuse in teens

High school can be a scary time for teenagers and parents. The chances for drinking, drug use and depression all increase once a teen heads to high school, and there aren't as many resources available to help deal with these problems in the more rural parts of the country.

However, a new study conducted by the Center for Family Research at the University of Georgia suggests that family-centered programs may be a way to prevent these increases.

Today on American Morning, CNN senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen breaks down the study and explains what tactics parents can employ to raise drug-free teens.


Filed under: Health • Kids
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