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September 22nd, 2010
01:30 PM ET

Family Dinners & Drug Use

Today on the show, we talked about how having more family dinners will help keep your kids away from drugs, alcohol and tobacco.  The research came from a report called The Importance of Family Dinners VI.

To read the complete report and all the lovely bar graphs & line graphs, click here.

The research comes from The National Center on Addiction & Substance Abuse.  To check out their website, click here.

It was all to help promote Family Day: A Day To Eat Dinner With Your Children scheduled for Monday, September 27.  For more information, click here.

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  1. Ralph Robinson

    I believe the quality time of Family Dinners comes back to the household, ten-fold. After 2 deployments, military training, and unaccompanied tours away from my wife and daughter, every moment is priceless to me.

    We routinely eat dinner, at the table together, with the TV off. Yes, no television. Just us...

    There is something about those deployments that changed me?

    "The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Army, Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government."

    September 25, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  2. Michelle Greene

    I agree that family time is very important! That is the perfect time to find out what's going on with your children and to talk to them in general. By having regular conversations, such as over dinner, communication as a whole improves.

    October 2, 2010 at 4:22 pm |