Study: Fathers less likely to discuss drug risk with kids

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:52

    Fathers talk less often with their kids about drug use than mothers, according to a survey by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America. 37 percent of fathers said they had talked with their children about drugs four or more times in the past year, compared with 45 percent of mothers, according to data collected by the organization as part of a larger study. The study also found that more fathers than mothers — 54 percent compared to 47 percent — said they thought it would be difficult for their child to get prescription drugs without a prescription. In addition, 28 percent of fathers said they would try to handle a child's drug problem themselves before turning to outside sources for help, compared with 17 percent of mothers, the study found. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.8 percentage points.