THERE’S TRUTH IN NUMBERS
OF MISSOURI TEENS
ages 12-17 have used alcohol, compared 22.8% nationwide. 1
OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
report that their parents’ concerns, opinions, or expectations influence how likely they are to misuse substances. 2
report that a family member or close friend has used drugs. 3
say family matters most to them (far more than anything else, including friends). 3
1 Missouri Student Survey, 2022; 2 The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University; 3 National Council for Mental Wellbeing: A Message Guide for Providers
OUR TALKING KITS
A PLACE TO START
Sometimes, the hardest part is starting the first conversation. These talking kits will help.
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WHY TALK ABOUT IT?
Even though it can be difficult to start these conversations with your kids, talking about it can help lower their chances of using drugs and alcohol by 50% (NCADD).