Derailing kids: Alcohol and drugs send children as young as 10 off-course

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  • Mamamama Salt lake city, UT
    May 26, 2014 4:42 p.m.

    Prescription pill abuse is more of a problem in Utah. Parents lock up your pills and alcohol!

  • Lasvegaspam Henderson, NV
    May 22, 2014 9:52 a.m.

    As a child of two alcoholic parents, and as a convert to the Mormon faith at age 17 (back in the mid ‘70s) I was already immersed in the drug/booze culture when I found the Church. Its policy of fully abstaining from both was monumental in allowing me to see that people could cope with life without either; and not only cope, but thrive.

    Nothing has changed the trajectory of my childrens’ and grandchildrens’ lives as much as that decision of mine to abstain completely from alcohol, drugs and cigarettes, and I’ll forever be grateful to the missionaries from Wellsville and Kanab, Utah, who brought a knowledge of the "Word of Wisdom" to me.

  • EJM Herriman, UT
    May 20, 2014 8:31 p.m.

    Too many parents today don't want their kids to be upset with them. They would much rather try to be their kids friend than their kids parent. Once kids have that type of power the parents are done.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    May 20, 2014 5:09 p.m.

    It says right in the article...don't demonise things. Prohibition will backfire with kids. So, If I want to celebrate or wind down after work or with friends or whatever, the wine bottle comes out. Or rye, or beer. Whatever. In other words, what passes for normal in most states.

    My kids don't drink. Just like my parents, both of whom smoked. I don't. But we weren't raised scared of things, and we were raised knowing we had to make decisions of consequence for ourselves.

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    May 18, 2014 6:42 p.m.

    Belief is only what you can count on or depend on. Trust is earned. Honesty is the key word in any relationship to share the spirit of things, you mater.