one honest conversation
Your influence matters. Research has shown that kids are 50 percent less likely to use drugs when parents or a trusted adult talk to them about the risks. Often the hardest part of talking to kids about drugs is knowing how to start.
MAKE TIME TO CONNECT EVERYDAY
LISTEN MORE THAN TALK
MAKE YOURSELF AVAILABLE
OFFER LOVE, NOT
ARE YOU A PARENT?
Talking to your kids about drugs can be tough, but it may be the most important thing you do.
In this toolkit you will find tips on how to have a conversation, opioid facts, and ways to help you break the ice with your young adult child when it comes to discussing opioids.
IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE STRUGGLING WITH OPIOID MISUSE
Call the Washington Recovery Help Line. Anyone can call or text. They offer support and information about effective treatment near you.
Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board also has suggestions for starting the conversation about treatment- and taking care of yourself in the process.
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