Parent Power

For parents who believe they have little influence over their adolescents, teens say their parents do influence them in resisting drugs, while friends influence those teens most who decide to use drugs:

  • 43% of teens who never smoked marijuana cite their parents as having the most influence over their decision not to smoke pot; 31% credit themselves.
  • 50% of teens who smoked marijuana cite their friends as most influential; 30% cite themselves.
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