Talk With Your Kids

It's a fact! Research shows that children who learn about the risks of drugs and drinking from their parents are up to 50% less likely to use. We recommend beginning drug education early - and as a natural part of family projects and mealtime talks. If your kids are already in their teen years, thats ok too.  It's never too late to begin the conversation.  After all, your kids may not know as much as they think.

Sample Conversations

Let's face it. Growing up just isn't what it used to be. Through music, movies and the web, kids today are hammered by adult ideas and images and pushed to make important choices at an age when most of us worried about getting a date or a driver's license. So, how does a busy, modern day parent keep up? One of the most important things you can do is spend time together and talk about important issues like drinking and drugs. Like any relationship, the relationship with your child needs to grow. What you say about drugs and alcohol is much different to a preschooler than a 10th grader.      

Find your child's grade and learn more about what you should include in your talk with them. 

Answering The Question...

"Did You Do Drugs?"

One of the questions you're sure to be asked is whether or not you have done drugs yourself.  Being prepared for how you will respond to this question can help you from being caught completely of guard.  Not every parent will respond to this question the same way.  Here we provide you with some tips and things to think about when deciding on how you will respond.

"Should I Snoop?"

To snoop or not to snoop?  It's a controversial topic. When questioned, a wide variety of prevention and intervention experts all agree:  If you suspect your child is drinking or using drugs, snooping can help keep your children safe.  The biggest hurdle in putting snooping to work to find signs of drug use might just be the use of the word snooping . It sounds so negative.  Read more...