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Talking to Your Kids About Drugs

How to tell your children to do as you say — not as you did.

Jana photographed at her home

"If there's a genetic factor, I want them to know they could be at higher risk," says Jana M. 53,, a former addict and mother of two young boys. — Photo by David Eustace

Rock concerts and the smell of reefer wafting through the crowd — they went together like protest marches and peace signs. That pairing is an undeniable symbol of the '60s and '70s, a time when boomers experimented with and indulged in drugs, from pot to acid and beyond. Equally undeniable: That history puts boomer parents in an awkward position when it comes to discussing drug use with their kids today. … Back to Article

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