Keeping our Teens Drug and Alcohol Free

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Medicine Safety & Young Kids

A 60 Second Conversation Starter

Children who have a trusted adult to talk with about drugs are 42% less likely to use marijuana or other drugs than those who don’t have these conversations.

It’s NEVER too early to start a conversation, even with very young children.

Age-appropriate short videos on talking with children about medicine and drug safety:

Kindergarten – second grade
Third – fourth grade
Fifth grade

Source: School Resource Officer Lauren Maldonado, 2021 Red Ribbon Week presentation to Deerfield Public Schools District 109

It’s not one 60-minute conversation.
It’s 60 one-minute conversations.