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Parents, You Need to Have the Conversation about Drugs and Alcohol

Talking to Kids About Alcohol and Other Drugs

Research suggests that one of the most important factors in healthy child development is a strong, open relationship with a parent. It is important to start talking to your children about alcohol and other

drugs before they are exposed to them—as early as 9 years old. Click Here for 5 Coversation Goals

Answering Your Child’s Tough Questions

As your child becomes curious about alcohol and other drugs, he or she may turn to you for answers and advice. Use this opportunity to start an open, honest conversation about drinking and drug use, and to establish or reinforce your rules about alcohol and drug use and outline the behavior you expect.

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How to Tell if Your Child is Drinking Alcohol

Although the following signs may indicate a problem with alcohol or other drugs, some also reflect normal growing pains. Experts believe that a drinking problem is more likely if you notice several of these signs at the same time, if they occur suddenly, or if some of them are extreme in nature.


Talk with Your Kids about Impaired Driving

Impaired driving remains an issue that affects Americans every day. On average, three in five people will be involved in a crash due to

impaired driving in their lifetime. Impaired driving can have serious consequences, including injury and death. Click Here to Learn More