Age-Appropriate Conversations About Alcohol and Other Drugs

Although it may not always seem like it, kids really do listen to their parents’ and caregivers’ concerns, which is why it’s important to talk with them about the risks and dangers of underage drinking and other drug use.

While you always want to be direct and honest when talking with kids, it’s important to have conversations that they can understand and that are appropriate for their age. Here are some tips for making those conversations effective at different ages

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

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