Helping Parents Prevent Youth Substance Abuse
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No matter how you feel about marijuana, it’s still bad for youth.

TalkSooner serves as a resource for parents to access information about substance use prevention.

TalkSooner is the product of multiple county coalitions in West Michigan, working together to send out a common message to parents of youth ages 10-18 about alcohol, tobacco, and other substances.

TalkSooner helps parents inform youth about the dangers of substance use. Focus group data suggested that youth do seek information and guidance from parents and other adults, so it is important that parents have these difficult conversations. 

New here? Start at the parents page or by viewing drug information.

Upcoming Events

Drugs, Sex and the trends your teens aren’t telling you: Changing trends and guiding THOSE choices - February 23, 2017 at 3:30 PM

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Kinetic Affect town hall gathering in Allegan - March 9, 2017 at 6:30 PM

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Use the TalkSooner app for tips on how to talk to your kids about not using alcohol or other drugs.