Win This Year

Substance Use Prevention Tips for Parents - Kristen Polin and Tomas Barraza

September 24, 2019 Season 1 Episode 3
Win This Year
Substance Use Prevention Tips for Parents - Kristen Polin and Tomas Barraza
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Win This Year
Substance Use Prevention Tips for Parents - Kristen Polin and Tomas Barraza
Sep 24, 2019 Season 1 Episode 3
notMYkid
Six substance use prevention tips for parents of preteens and teens
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notMYkid CEO Kristen Polin, Prevention Specialist Tomas Barraza, and Public Information Officer Shane Watson discuss six substance use prevention tips for parents of adolescents.  All three are parents, individuals in longterm recovery, and veterans of the field of prevention for youth. 

Six Tips:

1. Start talking to your kids when they're young
2. Set firm and clear rules and expectations about drugs and alcohol
3. Understand the teenage brain
4. Give your kids a way out of a risky situation
5. Decide on consequences together
6. Keep communication lines open


notMYkid Chief Programs Officer Joronda Montaño's prevention tips interview with Huffington Post:

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/how-to-talk-to-your-teen-about-drugs-6-tips-for-parents_b_599236c1e4b0ed1f464c0d98


How Iceland reduced teen substance use:

https://www.apnews.com/83d5e39462164327a861ba34dcb3752c?fbclid=IwAR2VjrDsiAC_7YN9s--ehjnymiR87gJRML1RJJUUeEkSw36ddP65I65D2c8

https://mosaicscience.com/story/iceland-prevent-teen-substance-abuse/

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2017/01/teens-drugs-iceland/513668/


Contact information, resources and links mentioned in this episode:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255

Crisis Text Line: Text "Listen" to 741741

Teen Lifeline: (800) 248-8336

SAMHSA Behavioral Health Treatment Locator: https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/

notMYkid Website: https://notmykid.org/

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