Talking Kits

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%.*

Protecting your kids requires more than one “big talk.” It’s important to maintain open lines of communication, model responsible behaviors, and set expectations.

Sometimes, the hardest part is just starting that first conversation. These talking kits will help.

* NCADD

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Pre K–2nd Grade

While it may be too early to directly talk about opioid and drug use, you can help establish a strong foundation for the future with these conversations.

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3rd–5th Grade

As your child progresses through elementary school, it’s important to reinforce healthy behaviors, and to establish yourself as a trusted resource for them.

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6th–8th Grade

During this time, kids seek acceptance from their peers and risks increase. Though they may act like they’re not paying attention, your actions and words still influence them.

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9th–12th Grade

This stage in life is when teens are at the greatest risk for misusing alcohol and other drugs. It’s never too late to start having these talks.

College Students

Your role as a parent has changed now that your student has entered a new life stage with different responsibilities. Their realities are changing more rapidly than ever. This is a challenging, worthwhile, and sometimes comical time for you (and for them).

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Suspected Drug Use

It can be difficult to acknowledge that it’s happening, and it can be even harder to break the silence. But these conversations can be lifesaving.

Peer to Peer

When you’re concerned about a friend, knowing what to say and how to say it can be overwhelming. These conversations can be difficult, but its important to get someone help early instead of waiting for the problem to go away on its own.