The Addiction Inoculation

Raising healthy kids in a culture of dependence
by Tracy Carter

As the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. And something that every parent wants to prevent is having their child go down the devastating spiral of addiction. So how can we ‘inoculate’ our children against making damaging choices with alcohol and other substances? Are there even any recognised ways to guard against addiction??

We turned to addiction-prevention expert Jessica Lahey, whose latest book, The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence, gives some hopeful answers to just those questions …

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