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Don't Be 'Tricked' By Your Teen This Month - It's Time To Talk With Teens About Drug and Alcohol Use
Date:10/23/2007

going on in their children's lives," said Partnership Parent Partner, Sandra Carcamo. "My kids' needs are constantly changing and sometimes I don't know the exact right thing to do or say. And as my children get older I know there will be new challenges that we will have to face together as a family. But what I do know is that now there are resources to help parents deal with these tough issues. These tools can help parents to face these challenges. The knowledge and information we share with our children empowers them to make the right decisions."

According to data from the 2006 Partnership Attitude Tracking Study (PATS), nearly one-third of parents say they have a need for more information about drugs; 30 percent say they need tips on how to start a discussion about drugs; 37 percent reported they want information on how to tell if a child is using drugs. A growing number of parents don't just want information; they want advice on what to do and best approaches to having open and honest conversations with their kids.

TimeToTalk.org provides parents helpful tips and tools to begin these conversations as well as the encouragement to help parents keep it going over the long haul. Parents can sign up for free monthly newsletters and gain access to tools such as, Top Ten Ways Teens Trick Their Parents, Tips for Getting the Conversation Started, How to Tell If Your Teen is Drinking or Using Drugs and Answering the Question: "Did You Do Drugs?" Insightful, timely and relevant content and resources are updated and added frequently. The site also links to Time To Talk's Yahoo! Groups, an online parent forum that enables parents to connect and share advice with one another.

The Partnership for a Drug-Free America is a nonprofit organization uniting communications professionals, renowned scientists and parents. Best known for its national drug-education campaign, the Partnership's mission is to reduce illicit drug use in America. Now in its 20th year, the
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