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    Talk to Your Kids About Prescription Drug Use

    Learn what you can say to your kids, action tips for safeguarding medication in your home, warning signs, and helpful resources.

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    Talk to Your Kids About Marijuana

    Find out about the state’s marijuana laws, the effects marijuana can have on the health of your child, and some suggestions on ways to discuss marijuana.

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    Talk to Your Kids About Alcohol and Other Drugs

    Get information about warning signs, tips to prevent alcohol and other drug use, and helpful resources.

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Parent Power: You are the strongest influence in your child's life.

As a parent, you have a huge influence on your child’s decisions. It’s a fact—children whose parents talk to them about the risks of alcohol and other drugs are much less likely to use them. Your kids may not let you know you have Parent Power, but you do.

Talking about the risks of prescription drug misuse and abuse with your kids may be a new challenge.  It may be something you haven’t thought of before.  But your kids may not know about the harmful effects of misusing prescription drugs, so it’s important for you to have meaningful talks with your child about it.


Learn more about Prescription Drug Misuse/Abuse and Your Child

Learn more about Marijuana Use and Your Child

Learn more about Alcohol and Other Drug Use and Your Child


This information is provided by the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services at the Department of Public Health.

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