10 Tips for Talking to Your Child About Substance Use

Did you know having an ongoing dialogue with your child about substance use can reduce his or her risk of using by almost half?

You are a role model for your children and your views on substance use can strongly affect how your children think about them. Make talking about drugs and alcohol a part of your general health and safety conversations. Remember to keep a calm tone and use vocabulary that is understandable by your children. Teach your kids early on how to say no if someone offers them something they know is dangerous.

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