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PARENTS - TIPS FOR TALKING TO YOUR KIDS
We understand that having the conversation about substance use with your teens may be difficult or feel uncomfortable at first. But it is an important discussion to have, and could potentially save them from being in a dangerous situation later on down the road. That is why we want to arm parents with enough information that you can be prepared to have that conversation and be able to answer questions your teens may have when you talk. We want to provide you with enough tools to help guide you in talking to your teens and what you can do to make it be a part of a regular conversation.
If you took our quiz you may have been surprised by some of the answers. For further information on youth alcohol and marijuana use and prevention please visit those sections on alcohol and marijuana on our website.
Below, you will find some helpful tips on how to talk to your teens about not using substances.
For more information visit SAMHSA’s website for other tools and resources for preventing underage drinking and substance use.
Teens are under so much pressure to fit in, speak to your kids about not using alcohol. When they are away from home provide them with a way that they can have an “out” if they are feeling pressure to drink.