Parents - It's Time to Talk!


Parents want to do what is best for their children.  Seat belts, bike helmets, immunizations, homework - so much time and mental energy is given to keeping our children safe and giving them the skills they will need to be successful adults.


But, did you know?  Kids who learn a lot about the risks of drugs and alcohol from their parents are up to 50% less likely to use than those who do not.  And if use of alcohol can be delayed until age 21, the chance of substance abuse issues as a adult drop significantly.


Click on the links at the left for advice on how to start those conversations with your child.


 Need help having a marijuana discussion with your teen?


Marijuana - Talk Sooner
Talk_Sooner_Marij_FINAL Myths.pdf
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Click on the icon below - a quick five-question "check-up" to see how your family is doing.

Famliy Checkup - Positive Parenting Prevents Drug Abuse
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