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Parents in the Workplace

The vast majority of Americans work, and the vast majority of these workers are parents, making the workplace an extremely effective setting for prevention messages that have the power to spread exponentially to America’s families, schools and communities.

For working parents and other caregivers, information about strategies for preventing youth from using drugs can be a valuable accompaniment to a drug-free workplace program. Distributing such information benefits employees and their families and helps alleviate some of the serious workplace problems—such as decreased morale and productivity—that can arise when an employee’s child uses drugs.

The following links provide employers with resources designed for use in the workplace to help educate parents about strategies for preventing youth from using drugs: