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Parents play a critical role in preventing their child or teen from using drugs and alcohol. Studies show that by just talking to your kids, you can cut their chances of substance abuse in half. Have a conversation, tell them the facts, and explain that you do not approve of drug use. It might not seem like it, but they are listening.

Tips and Support Available for Parents

The Parent Talk Kit (PDF) includes tips for talking to your kids and what to say to prevent drug and alcohol abuse. It is provided by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids / Medicine Abuse Project.

Prevention Training Services

Parents, do you belong to a local coalition in your community. Join Prevention Training Services to be involved in reducing substance abuse in your community. PTS is a resource for the directory of coalitions in Texas as well as workshops, webinars and up-to-date information in substance abuse prevention.