The “drug talk” doesn’t have to be scary


When it comes to parents having the “drug talk” with their children, teens say they want more conversation, not less.  Parents need to have candid, ongoing dialogue with their kids.  And that’s exactly what is empowering parents to do.

“We believe this helps close the communication gap, and can foster prevention, which is the heart of what is all about,” said Stephanie VanDerKooi, Substance Use Disorder Director of the Lakeshore Regional Entity.”

Conversations can start as early as middle school or before, with step by step guides on what is age-appropriate for the peer pressures your kids may be facing.

Still scared of having the conversation? Here are 5 Steps to Help Have the Drug Talk with Your Teen.

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