The United States continues to have the highest rate of teenage drug use of any nation in the industrialized world. To reduce the rate of teenage drug use and prevent American youth from using dangerous drugs we should combining broadcast media and parent education. Parents can be influential by talking to their children about the dangers in using drugs, and remain actively engaged in their children’s live.
Another strategy for preventing drug abuse involves school-based curricula. Education for drug abuse prevention should be seen to include both formal and informal health curricula, the creation of a safe and healthy school environment, the provision of appropriate health services and support as well as the involvement of the family and the community in the planning and delivery of programs.