- What You Should Know About Underage Drinking – FACT SHEET
- Prescription Drug Abuse – It is an Epidemic – FACT SHEET
- Marijuana Use and Effects on Learning – FACT SHEET
As a parent, the things you say and do have a tremendous influence on the decisions your child makes – especially when it comes to using drugs or alcohol. Research shows that kids who learn a lot about the risks of drugs from their parents are up to 50% less likely to use. By talking with your kids about drugs and alcohol, you can help them make better choices and live safer, healthier lives.
Starting the conversation with your kids and keeping communication open is never easy — but it’s also not as difficult as you may think. Conversations are one of the most powerful tools parents can use to connect with — and protect — their kids. But, when tackling some of life’s tougher topics, especially those about drugs and alcohol, just figuring out what to say can be a challenge.
Whether you're having trouble finding the time or finding the right words, support and resources are available at DrugFree.org.
Visit the DrugFree.org website and you will find information along with helpful scripts developed by professionals to help you get conversations going with your child. Talking tips include topics for preschool, elementary school, middle school, high school and young adults.
Guide to Youth Intervention - What to do if your child is drinking or using drugs.
Guide to Youth Treatment - How to find the right help for your child with an alcohol or drug problem.
Also, see our Find Help page.
MATFLICKS Video Library
Videos are a great way to learn more about substance abuse issues. MATFLICKS Video Library offers free and informative videos that can be checked out online or by phone. Videos will be mailed to you along with a self-addressed, pre-paid return envelope.
Sample titles include: "Myths of Marijuana Debunked," "Legal but Deadly: Abusing Prescription Drugs," and "DUI the Hard Truth."
For a complete list and to order your video now, submit our Matflicks Video Library Request Form.
Note: If you do not have an email client installed on your computer (i.e. Outlook, Thunderbird, PowerMail, etc.), you will need to fill out the form, save it to your computer, and then send the form as an attachment in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. MATFLICKS Video Library is available for Yavapai County Residents only. Thank you.
(from the Partnership at DrugFree.org)
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|Partnership at DrugFree.org
|NIDA - The Science Behind Drug Abuse