B.E.S.T.-4-Bristol - . . . a Drug-Free Community Coalition
Preventing Drug Use:
How to Talk With Your Teen
Honest and open communication is one of the best ways to give your teen the proper guidance in dealing with peer pressure and the dangers of drug use. Did you know that if you talk with your teen about drugs and alcohol it reduces their chances of ever using them by 50%???
How to talk to your teen about drugs?
Let’s Get Started
How to answer, ‘I only do it once in a while. It’s not a big deal.’
How to Answer: "Would you rather I drink alcohol? Weed is so much safer."
How to Answer: "But YOU smoked weed when you were younger."
How to Answer: "Marijuana is a plant. It's natural. How harmful could it be?"
HELP: Is my kid using drugs?
How to Talk So Your Kids Will Listen
How to Help a Teen Who Is Using Drugs
Enhancing Parenting Skills
Want to know more about how to effectively communicate about this issue?
Check out these great resources.
How To Talk To Your Teen
Marijuana Talk Guide for Parents
Always remember that you are not alone.
If you are having a hard time with any of the issues talked about in the videos or just struggling in general, don’t be afraid to reach out for help.