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A report this morning indicates that President Obama and the First Lady are upset regarding alcohol and drug use at the private school where their children attend.

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The $70,000-a-year private school is making headlines after a study revealed teen drinking and drug habits.

A report in the National Enquirer said the Obamas are concerned about daughters Malia, 14, and Sasha, 11, after a report in the school newspaper Horizon revealed that 71 per cent of students admitted attending parties where drugs and alcohol were available.

Apparently 25% of the boys surveyed admitted to driving under the influence of alcohol.

A former student was arrested for running a meth lab out of his D.C. aparment

A former student also told the Enquirer, “I have seen kids snorting coke, smoking pot, getting high and boozing. There’s huge money at the school and the older kids host parties at their private residences. Many of them live in big mansions in Washington, or in affluent suburbs where drugs and booze are common.”

If these allegations are true, it highlights that no school is immune to the presence of drugs and alcohol.

It alerts parents to the problem that is widespread. It can serve as a reminder to parents to discuss alcohol and drug use with their kids.

Some kids think marijuana is safe, because it is now classified as medicine in various states.

Other kids think prescription drugs are safer than the illegal drugs, because doctors dispense them.

We all know the truth is that, drugs are toxic and harmful to the body.   They are also heavily addictive and can kill.

A new study released today by the National Center of Addiction and
Substance Abuse at Columbia revealed how important family dinners are in
combating teen drug use.

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“Parental
engagement in children’s lives is key to raising healthy, drug-free
kids and one of the simplest acts of parental engagement is sitting down
to the family dinner,” CASA chairperson and founder Joseph A. Califano,
Jr. said in a statement. “Seventeen years of surveying teens has taught
us that the more often children have dinner with their families the
less likely they are to smoke, drink or use drugs.”

The difference
boils down to how much time children spend with their parents.   The
study compared teens that spent 21 or more hours a week with their
parents with teens that spend 7 or fewer hours with their families.

When
compared, the students who spend a lesser amount of time with their
families turned to alcohol or drugs at a lot higher rate than the other
set of children.

America’s Parenting Coach, Tim Chapman, says that
the study shows how easy it is to have your children on the 21 or more
hours side of the line, “Not only can you have them eat with you, but
have them active in the food making process, from the decision on which
meal to make, all the way to serving up the food.     Parents do not
realize just how valuable spending time with their children can be.   It
can have a huge impact on the choices those teens make down the road.”