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Get The Facts

empowerment-1Get the facts about alcohol and drug use among teens. As a parent, you can influence your teen’s decision not to use drugs. The majority of teens still report that their parents—not their peers or the media—have the biggest influence on their decision to stay drug-free. Use this influence to talk to your teen about the danger of alcohol, marijuana and other drugs.  Source: DrugfreeAlliance.org

Kids who learn about the risks of alcohol and other drugs from their parents are up to 50% less likely to use than those who do not.  The Partnership at Drugfree.org

  1.  Learn the facts.
  2.  Talk to your children early and often about that dangers associated with substance use.
  3.  Show you care about their health and well-being by finding healthy strategies to reduce stress.
  4.  Guide them in making healthy choices by setting clear rules and consistently enforcing them with meaningful consequences.
  5.  Model the behavior you want to see.

We’ve added pages with resources and facts on specific areas of interest:
Alcohol and Underage Drinking
Drug Use and Abuse
Marijuana Facts & Resources
Heroin Facts & Resources
Opioid Facts & Resources