The Teen Brain, Alcohol, and Drugs...A Helpful Infographic
Recently, I’ve had several youth workers lament the fact that they are ministering in churches and communities where adolescent drug and alcohol use is being promoted rather than prevented by parents. . . the very people who should be intervening to protect their kids from making horribly unwise decisions that could affect them negatively for the rest of their lives. Whenever I hear these stories, I am left shaking my head by the stupidity of parents who reason that a) they need to be their child’s friend rather than their parent, and b) that if I provide the alcohol in the context of a safe place. . . well, then nothing bad can happen. Are you really that ignorant?!?
Reality is that without even taking the moral, ethical, and spiritual implications into consideration, you are playing with fire. . . BIG fire.
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