Most adults in our communities believe it is possible to reduce underage drinking and drug use through prevention!  It’s important to talk to our kids, but sometimes we just don’t know what to say.  That’s OK!  Knowledge is power!

Below are some great articles and resources that can help you gain the knowledge and power that you need to talk to your kids and others in your life about keeping our youth healthy and safe. Also included is some great info on the social host ordinance – be sure to read the FAQ!

Social Host Ordinance

 Social Host Ordinance – find out what it is and what is ISN’T.

Social Host Frequently Asked Questions – all your answers!

Helpful resources

Talk to Your Kids A guide to starting conversation with your kids about drug and alcohol dangers.

How to Hold Crucial Conversations about Drugs with Your Teenagers Specific skills parents can implement when tackling the topic of drug use with their teens.

Do You Speak Teen? How much do parents really know about their teen’s world, especially as teens adapt to new technolgies so quickly?

What Do You Know? How in tune are you with your teen’s world? Test your knowledge with this short pop culture quiz.

Dealing with Peer Pressure What parents and caregivers can do to help children face negative peer pressure.

Time to Talk Kit Provides easy-to-use guides and tips to help you have ongoing conversations with your kids to keep them healthy and drug-free.

Preventing Drug Abuse Among Children and Adolescents These principles are intended to help parents, educators, and community come together on prevention programs in their community.

What Americans Need to Know About Marijuana Important facts about our nation’s most misunderstood illegal drug.

Teen Marijuana use Worsens Depression An analysis of recent data showing “self-medicating” could actually deepen teen depression.

Energy and Sports Drinks Read the facts and health concerns about these popular drinks.

Alcoholic Energy Drinks Article outlining the deceptive “alcospeed” drinks marketed to the youth.

Poison Vapors The truth about inhalant abuse and it’s destructive health effects.

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