Parenting Tips

Self Esteem and Addiction

Lessons from Laura

Children or teenagers with low self-esteem are far more likely to abuse alcohol or drugs. They will be more likely to bow to peer pressure when their friends start to experiment with these substances. They will also find the idea of escaping reality more appealing because it means getting away from who they are. The younger they are and the worse they feel about themselves will only increase the risk of addiction.