Talk Early & Often

Families strive to find the best ways to raise their children to live happy, healthy, and productive lives.  Parents are often concerned about whether their children will start or are already using drugs such as tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, and others, including the abuse of prescription drugs.

Your Voice Matters

Kids who learn about the dangers of drug use early and often are much less likely to develop addiction than those who do not receive these important messages at home. Parents and other caregivers have an incredibly important role to play.

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Take Action

We can all take action by having frequent conversations with the teens and young adults in our lives about the dangers of substance use and medicine abuse.

Tips for Starting the Conversation

But we know these conversations are not always easy. In fact, they can be really challenging. Check out some tips and tools to start the conversation – and keep it going! The best way to prevent your kids from using drugs is to have ongoing conversations with them. To best do that, you need to know what they know.