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How to ‘Inoculate’ Kids Against Addiction for Effective Substance Abuse Prevention

How to talk to kids about drugs and alcohol in a way that helps them avoid the traps of addiction later on.

Early elementary school is also a great time to start using what’s called “inoculation messaging” to help protect kids from threats to their health and safety. The inoculation theory of communication takes its name from the science of vaccines, which work by introducing a weakened version of a virus in order to confer protection against the real thing.

Read more… Courtesy HarperCollins

Jessica Lahey is the author of “The Gift of Failure” and “The Addiction Innoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence.”

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