Talking to Teens about Alcohol and Drugs

Did you know? Children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those who don't, yet only a quarter of teens report having these conversations. (

Today marks the end of Red Ribbon Week at Hixson, but parents can continue the conversation at home. In the blog post found at the link below, Nichole Dawsey, Director of Prevention at the St. Louis office of the National Council of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (NCADA), gives practical advice on how to talk to your kids about alcohol and drugs.