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Today... right now as
you are reading this, millions
of teeangers around the world, thousands of pre-teens in your city and hudreds of kids in your
neighborhood are on the verge of becoming hooked... not on phonics... but on drugs!
And even more frightening, millions of other children around
the world and hundreds in your school district have already started using or
abusing drugs like cocaine, methamphetamine, PCP, marijuana, ecstasy, heroin, khat, salvia,
dextromethorphan, fenatanyl, and alcohol.
Hi, my name is Marcus Mottley. I am a parent, clinical
psychologist, seminar leader, counselor, coach and certified prevention professional. I have two sons -one who
is now on the verge of becoming a teenager and the other who is now almost 21 years of age!
As a parent, I have always been concerned that my sons
may be influenced to use drugs or become involved in behaviors and activities that will derail their
What about you? Are you a parent like me who is
concerned about the plague of drugs that threatens your son or daughter?
Or are you a teacher, counselor, school
administrator, social worker, child care worker, or other professional
who wants to make a difference in the lives of children?
Would you like more information, more knowledge, more skills that
will boost your ability to help children resist using drugs?
Whether you are a parent or professional, I am sure you
would like feel more confident, more competent and more effective as you work with children who are exposed to
the pressures to use drugs, drink alcohol or become involved in other dangerous activities.
Here Are Some Facts About Teens &
In the United States, 13.2 million students between the ages of twelve
and seventeen become new users of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs every year. And according to the Institute for
Social Research (ISR) at
the University of Michigan, 50% of American children have used illicit drugs by the time that they are seniors in high
school. In another recent study involving more than 50,000 high school
students, ISR researchers found that 77% had used
alcohol, 54% had smoked
cigarettes, and 51% had used an
illicit drug (including 46% who had used marijuana, 15% had
used an amphetamine and 11% had used inhalants).
These are staggering numbers. As a parent I am deeply
How do you feel about these trends in drug use among
teenagers? How concerned are you? Is your child at
There is one other frightening statistic that you should
know about! Most teenagers testify that their parents don't know what they are doing! And
teenagers who are struggling with addiction and those who are in recovery (and those who are incarcerated for
crimes involving drugs) reveal that their parents didn't know what they were doing until it was too
What do you think we adults can do?
Here is a quick look are some unique ideas & breakthrough
principles that experts say we need to know and do in order to protect our
tips and breakthrough strategies
parents, prevention professionals, teachers, social
workers, and child psychologists!
We need information from successful
teenagers who don't use drugs...
We need to listen to teens who have
learned how to consistently "say no" to the
pressure to use drugs - everyday, every week, every month... . How do they do
What we don't know about drug prevention
may not hurt us directly... But it might be hurting our kids right
now! That is a concern that most of us (parents) constantly live
Experts say that parents don't have
to be recovering addicts or addiction counselors to be able to help our kids and teens remain
drug-free! We can get the knowledge,
tools and skills we need from books written by other
parents, experts and every by teens.
Reducing the risk
factors that propel kids to use drugs is an important
drug prevention strategy that we all need to learn and adapt to our kids and their
situations. Then we need to adopt the strategies that best work for us, that fit our style,
situation, and preferences.
I used to ask myself this question : Do I know the
extent to which my son (when my older son was a teenager) is at risk to use drugs?
I was adamant that I needed to find out - before
it was too late. Here are some other questions I asked myself regularly:
I asked my self if my daily efforts
made my children more resilient?
What should I tell my children about
drugs? When is the best time to talk with them? How do I listen and what do I listen for? (The
answers to these questions are crucial!)
Am I teaching my sons how to deal
effectively with the negative peer pressure they regularly experience?
I believed that there were critical
things that I needed to know about my sons'friendsand their
parents. I thought that failure to know these things
can leave our children seriously at risk for drug use... and other terrible problems and
Well... I went on a mission... I
developed a strategy on how to "Stack the
is the core of a unique set of strategies that you can also learn to implement on a daily
a definition of "prevention" that made it clear what I had to do... and
how I sholud do it. This alone provided me with a 'quantum leap' in my thinking!
The light bulbs went off in my head!
I learned the
basic signs & symptoms of drug
use: What key signs should I look for in kids, pre-teens and teenagers?
I explored why my own self-care was
important when I was involved in 'prevention' activities.
I learned which questions I should ask my sons
based on their age. And just as important.... which questions I should avoid.
I asked myself How I could capitalize on
teachable moments... and what should I teach... and
when should I teach it?
I 'inoculate' and
boys against drugs and violence... and all of the problems in between?
Was it ethical
to 'brainwash' my kids against the negative influences of gangs and bullies.... Yes, I
said "brainwash". Here is a
tip: If I didn't do it... someone else would. More importantly...
if I didn't learn how to do it... the bad people do... and they would not hesitate to brainwash my
boys - if they could!
How could I build my boys' spirits and
hearts... rather than destroy them... And, how could I build their self-esteem and self image -
and even their self-concept! What would I need to do? How?
Which risk or
resiliency/protective factors should I focus on? Where could I learn this information? Who would teach
me? How would it work with my kids? Would it work at all?
What is the best method for teaching and
coaching my children so that they would buy-into the dreams and goals that I have for
their safety and success? How could I coach them so that they could get to a place where they would
successfully work on their own goals and objectives?
I develop a family prevention program that was proven to work and that my kids would love? (OK...
maybe not love... but at least buy-into.)
So What Did I
I asked a lot of questions. I did a lot of research. I
read a lot of books. I interviewed a lot of teachers, counselors,
social workers and psychologists. But more importantly, I talked with a lot of teenagers and their parents. I
talked with kids who were doing well and with teenagers in juvenile detention settings who had made serious
mistakes which would affect them for the rest of their lives!
I became a Certifed Prevention Professional. I took a
job as the Assistant Director of Drug & Violence Prevention in a Public School system in a major metropolitan
area (65,000+ students).
But, first and foremost, I was a parent of two growing
boys. And, they were the reason that I set out on my journey. I was adamant that I would drug and
alcohol proof my sons.
Now.. I know it is
not over. I have a son who is on the verge of becoming a teenager... and he is doing splendidly. My other son is
attending college... And, as a parent.... no it is not over... My journey continues... But, at this point... I feel
great about my sons' progress... their attitudes now... and their strong adherence to maintaing a prosocial, drug
and violence free, positive lifestyle.
As I asked the above questions,
I wrote all the answers down. I noted all of the my strategies, all the things I tried and that I am
trying... and I put them
all in a Book! "Drug Prevention For Parents: How to Drug and Alcohol Proof Your
Children." - Available here at Amazon.
I want to share with you and other parents what I have
learned and what I am still learning. And, at some point, I want to give you the opportunity to share your
experiences with me and other parents. More than anything else, I think this is the most important part of what I
am embarking on now: parents sharing with parents; Teenagers sharing with parents; Teenagers sharing with other
teenagers! Everyone sharing lessons learned!
So for the first chapter
of this forward moving process, I have developed some critical pieces of information that I think you might
want to read and learn about drug prevention for kids and teens.
I will give you
'tons' (not ounces... not even pounds...) of information about how to
prevent teenage drug use. You will learn about the keys to substance abuse
An "ounce" of prevention
'used' to get you a "pound" of cure! Not anymore... not anymore... You need a "ton" of Prevention to get one little 'ounce" of cure. I will
give you "Tons" of Prevention strategies, techniques, ideas and methods!
If you are a teacher, counselor,
administrator, social worker or other professional... can you use this
information to work with parents? The answer is absolutely, "yes".
If you are a parent, you can use this
information to boost your current efforts confident that the information will help you to become more
effective. The information, strategies and methods might change the way you do some things to prevent
teenage drug use or abuse.
For those parents who have
teenagers who have already started to use drugs... then you need intervention techniques and strategies. The great
thing about the information in "Drug Prevention for Parents" is that these techniques, strategies
and methods can also be used for drug abuse intervention, relapse
prevention, and some aspects of treatment and aftercare.
Yes! If you use and
apply the principles, techniques and stragegies in Drug Prevention for Parents you will prevent drug use be
teens. If you "Stack the Deck" I guarantee that your children will grow into resilient, positive and highly
successful academically and in life! Guaranteed.
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