Drug Survey

Parental attitudes toward drugs increasingly mellow

Parents are taking a more silent and lenient approach when it comes to drugs than mothers and fathers of past generations. A survey released today finds fewer are talking to their kids about drug use and fewer would be upset if their children experimented with marijuana. According to the survey, the number of parents who have never spoken with their children about drugs has doubled in six years. The poll conducted by The Partnership for a Drug-Free America also found that today's parents were more likely to have used drugs than in previous generations. The anti-drug group's president says most parents "have left old habits behind" but are "carrying old attitudes and beliefs forward."