|Prevention starts at birth and continues across the lifespan.
Prevention includes helping people develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills to make healthy choices or change harmful behaviors. Prevention also includes creating safe communities and neighborhoods where we can live, work, grow and play.
Resilience is a key component in prevention. Resilience refers to a person’s ability to cope with difficulty and adapt to challenges or change. Resilience can be built over time and at any age.
Parents play a huge role in prevention. In fact, 83% of 10 to 18-year-olds said their parents were the leading influence in their decisions about drinking. You can influence your children by modeling healthy behaviors, talking to your children about your family values and expectations, setting clear limits and enforcing discipline consistently. Lastly, make sure you are well informed and taking good care of yourself first. Prevention starts at birth and continues across the lifespan.
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