Resources for Parents

As a parent, you may feel disconnected or powerless from influencing your teen.

But you are their #1 influence. The more you know, the better you can help your teen navigate these tough issues. Check out these great resources:


ParentUP Vermont

Parents have the #1 influence on their teens 

This is from the state of Vermont and is full of great information

NIDA for Parents

National Institute on Drug Abuse 

This is from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Find out more about basic drug facts, drug abuse treatments, and how to prevent teen drug use.


Talk 2 Prevent

A Resource from Our Neighbors in New York

If you want even more information, check out New York State's prevention resources for parents. There are a lot of infographics, PSA videos, and statistics to understand the issues.

How To Talk To Your Teen

Article by Rae Jacobson

Article by Rae Jacobson

"Setting clear rules about substance use helps give teens the structure they need to stay safe. Let’s be realistic: You can’t guarantee that your rules won’t be broken. But research shows that kids who have clear rules are less likely to get into serious trouble than kids who don’t. Even when the rules are broken, teens whose parents have clearly outlined what is and isn’t acceptable are less likely to run to extremes and more likely to make safer choices." Click here for the full article on

"The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice." - Peggy O'Mara

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