Parent Toolkit

There is great power in being a parent. The power to reason. The power to influence. The power to counter temptation. The power to love.
It comes from the heart, and make no mistake, teens are fueled by it, sustained by it.
To use it is to keep them alive. To ignore it is to risk everything.

Welcome to the Parent Toolkit. Here you’ll find facts and information about what’s going on in the world today as it pertains to alcohol and other drugs, and inspiration for how to talk to your kids about it and help keep them safe.


Talking About Drugs by Age Group

Drugs & Alcohol Defined


Here is a list of what’s out there, names that teens use for them, and the effects.


Prescription medicines are now the most commonly abused drugs among 12 to 13 year-olds
— NSDUH (National Survey on Drug Use and Health)

The Teenage Brain

Scientists now know that the brain is getting reorganized in a big way during the teenage years. This is a time of huge opportunities — and risks. Learn more about how the teenage brain reacts to drugs and alcohol.