The “Talk Early, Talk Often” campaign is organized by the Better Together Community Coalition of Kanabec County to educate and empower parents and caregivers to have ongoing conversations with the young people in their lives around drugs and alcohol.
Research has shown that although it may seem like kids aren’t listening — they really are. Parents are role models for kids and their views on alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and mental health can strongly influence how they think about them. Make talking about drugs and mental health a part of your general health and safety conversations — starting as early as elementary age and continuing on from there.
Below you’ll find Conversation Starters categorized to make it easier to initiate engaging discussions.
Content is Informational Only
The content of this site including text, graphics, images, and all other material are for informational purposes only. The information contained here is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. ALWAYS seek the advice of your physician or other qualified professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read here!
If you are in a life-threatening situation or have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.