For Parents

What's the biggest deterrent to your kids' using drugs and alcohol? It's you. Youth consistently report that their parents and family are the most powerful influences in their decisions about drug use. Here are some tools and tips that can help you open conversations, make family decisions, and support your teens as they move toward greater independence.

Remember, you do make a difference.

Talk to Your Kids

Ask questions

Be more involved

“You did drugs, Why can't I?”

Walk the walk

Talking to your teens about prescription drug abuse

Practical Tips for Prevention

When your teen goes out

When the party's at your house

Making a contract

GrassRoots Festival and events

Signs of Use

Signs and symptoms

How to respond to evidence