The National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence—Orange County in Lake Forest, CA has, among its major goals, to provide information, education, prevention, and referral in eliminating alcohol, tobacco and other drug-related problems in its community.
Studies have shown that teens who consistently learn about the risks of alcohol, marijuana and drugs from their parents are 50% less likely to use those substances.
To help carry out this goal, the Council has developed a “Parent Toolkit” which is a resource guide to help raise kids free of alcohol/other drug use. It includes a variety of items drawn from several sources.
One section is a list of Skill Sets that children need to guard against addiction which includes:
• Coping Skills• Social Skills• Life Skills• Emotional Regulation Skills• Critical Thinking Skills• Distress Tolerance Skills
Another is a chart of The Resiliency Wheel with elements for Building Resiliency in the Environment and others...