Talk Alcohol & Drugs

Be Someone Kids Can Talk To

The strongest predictor of youth making good choices is how you as a parent and other important adults, model those choices and have honest conversations with them.

As adults, we have big influence. We need to talk (and often) with young people about issues they are facing, especially if they involve mental health, risky behaviors, and alcohol and drugs.

Though there are always new and alarming drugs showing up, the bulk of drug-related harms and costs to society in Nebraska are caused by alcohol, nicotine and marijuana.

Sometimes it is easy to dismiss or be in denial about someone’s alcohol and/or drug use. However, research shows that people are far more likely to seek help and services if it is suggested by someone close to them.

Tips and Tools

If you’re looking for more tips and tools to help on your parenting journey or as an ally of a young person, you’ve come to the right place. There are dozens of resources for you to use to help kids live happy and healthy lives.

This resource rich site also features ways for you to easily find local support, contact us and learn more about the Region 5 Prevention Network.

Resources

High school students at York High are pledging no to drugs. The York County Prevention Network held a drawing contest for drug awareness during Red Ribbon Week…

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Quitting binge drinking can be hard, but you’re not on your own…

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Alcohol and drug abuse can hurt everyone in a family…

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More than 1,600 teens abuse drugs each day…

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Five stressed, sleep deprived, yet energetic teens sit down and talk about the struggles that come with being a teenager. Is high school really as bad as everyone says?

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When your child hits their teen years they start to make their own decisions in regard to how they treat their body…

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