Use positive interactions to help prepare children and teens to make healthy decisions and inform them about the risks of substance misuse.


Sparking critical conversations with children and teens

Find productive ways to initiate and maintain ongoing discussions with children and teens regarding substance misuse. Explore key background information, activity ideas, and conversation starters based on student grade level with this comprehensive guide for caregivers.

additional caregiver resources

There are a variety of resources available to support caregivers in critical conversations with the young people in their lives.

Community Resources
  • Local Pharmacists
  • Educator
  • School Counselor
  • Pediatrician/ Family Doctor
  • Mental Health Provider
  • Other Healthcare Professional
Title: Facts, Info etc.


Only 57.2 percent of adolescents talk to their parents about the dangers of substance use.

-Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)