For Parents/Caregivers

Resources For Parents/Caregivers

Involvement and support of parents/guardians, caregivers, and other adults are critical in preventing youth substance use. Adults can significantly reduce the likelihood that youth will use substances by setting clear expectations and having early, frequent, and open conversations about the risks of alcohol and other drugs.

Having conversations with your child about youth substance use can feel hard. If they know that you have done your research it may make the conversation easier.  Teen substance use and the types of products that are available have changed dramatically since the parents of today were teenagers. 

Make sure that you know the facts. Learn more by exploring the resources below.

Resources for talking with youth about substance use: