Talking 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.

 

HOW TO SAY IT

Conversations are one of the most powerful tools parents can use to connect with & protect their kids. But when tackling some of life’s tougher topics, especially those about drugs and alcohol, figuring out what to say can be a challenge. These scripts will help you get conversations going with your childRead More...

TV CAN HELP YOU TALK TO YOUR ABOUT DRUGS

Having trouble talking to your kid about the risks of drugs and alcohol? Television can be a great connecting point. Here are everday examples of teachable moments, incluiding television, that you can use to bring up the subject with your child, .   Read More... 
 

HOW TO TEACH KIDS TO TURN DOWN DRUGS

There’s no way you can shield your kids from finding out that illegal drugs, alcohol and tobacco exist—but you can help your child reject offers to try them.   Read More...

ANSWERING THE QUESTION: DID YOU DO DRUGS?

The issue isn’t about your past. It’s about your children’s future. What’s important now is that your kids understand that you don’t want them to use drugs.  Read More...

FRIENDS & FAMILY: HOW OTHERS CAN HELP

You and your child have a great support system surrounding you. Members of your community such as sports coaches, guidance counselors, school nurses and even near-by relatives can all help guide a child toward healthy choices at every stage of life.  Read More...

TRANSITIONS & TEENS: A GUIDE FOR PARENTS

Studies show that adolescents who haven’t tried drugs or alcohol are more likely to start during times of transition in order to cope with stress. This guide has everything you need to know to help keep your child healthy and even happy during transition periods.  Read More...