Six steps that can be taken are:
1.A regular monitoring of the activities of adolscents by parents.
2.Avoiding undue peer pressure as every child has his own stamina and personality.
3.Educating and counselling about the dangers of drug abuse.
4.Channelizing the child's energy into healthy pursuits like sports and other extra-curricular actvities.
5.Seeking professional and medical help for those who have unfortunately got in the quagmire of drug.
6.Identifying the motivations for alcohol and drug abuse in children.