Interactive Tool Helps Parents and Other Adults Talk to Young People About Drinking

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Photograph of a father talking with his two sons.

Parents have a significant influence on young people's decisions about drinking, especially when they create supportive and nurturing environments in which their children can make their own decisions.

You can help parents prepare to talk to their children about drinking with the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration's interactive tool, "Start the Talk."

The evidence-based tool uses animated characters so parents--or people who work with youth--can role-play conversations about drinking.

"Start the Talk" is part of SAMHSA's "Talk. They Hear You. Campaign," which aims to curb underage drinking. 

View "Start the Talk."

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