Parents, Guardians & Caregivers: You have a voice in drug prevention.


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The State of Ohio has free resources available that can help you Start Talking! to your youth about the risks associated with drugs, including prescription medicines. Simply having regular conversations with your youth is an effective tool to prevent drug use. 

Two methods -- Parents360 Rx and Know! -- are available to help you understand the risks to your youth and learn simple, effective strategies to act. These strategies also have a component for schools to use so that your messages at home are reinforced. Use the information on this website to protect your youth, your loved ones and yourself from prescription medicine abuse.

Below are a few ways to get started.

Start Talking! tips for Parents, Guardians and Caregivers

  1.  Watch the Parents360 Rx video

  2.  Sign up for the Parent Know! tips

  3.  Host a Parents360 Rx showing in your community

  4.  Have regular conversations with your children

  5.  Notify your local school, rotary or house of worship about the resources available through Start Talking!


Children of parents who talk to their teens about drugs are up to 50% less likely to use.