Teens Look to Parent Openness for Drugs, Alcohol Advice

Although only 47 percent of the parents surveyed admitted to having had frank discussions with their own parents as teens, 67 percent of the teens who were surveyed said they had had such conversations with their parents, and 83 percent of them said they expected to have such discussions with their own children.

William Cope Moyers, the son of renowned journalist Bill Moyers, said the survey shows that children are looking to their parents for straight talk about drugs and alcohol.

The younger Moyers was a casual user of marijuana and alcohol in high school. His eventual addiction to crack cocaine led him to walk out on his wife and children.

Sober for the past 20 years, Moyers says he's brutally honest with his three children about his addiction.

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