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How to talk to your children about alcohol

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Talk It Out NC Campaign: A statewide, North Carolina-specific campaign that provides resources on why and how to talk with your children about alcohol.

Tips for Having Conversation at Different Ages:

Infographic with information on the physiological effects of alcohol, and provides tips for how to begin a conversation about underage alcohol use. Outlines the type of information parents should provide to their children, depending on the child’s age

Resource that parents, teachers, coaches, or school counselors can use to start a conversation about alcohol with children/students at different ages

Six suggestions for how to start a conversation about alcohol use with children

SAMSHA resource that describes the importance of having short and frequent discussions about alcohol with a child

Description of the X-Plan:

X-Plan – A strategy that children can use to avoid situations where alcohol and drugs may be present

Transitioning from High School to College:

Infographic that helps parents navigate major high school milestones (i.e. college visits, prom, graduation, moving to college, etc.) with their teenagers

Parents, You’re Not Done Yet – Factsheet that provide parents with facts and information about high-risk drinking in college. This factsheet suggests ways that parents can start a conversation about drinking and college with their child before they begin college, and once they’re at college.

Landing page for resources for parents of children going to college. Includes general communication tips to talk about underage drinking with college-aged children, as well as conversation starters to talk about different high-risk drinking scenarios