What can help to prevent our children from using drugs?

The truth is as a parent, whether they are six months, two years or 26 years old, you cannot control your children. You cannot make them do anything, but it has been proven that you have the greatest influence over your child. So use your influence positively to guide them in the right direction from a very young age,” says Dr Bobby Smyth, consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist with the HSE’s adolescent addiction service.