Helpful Information for Parents

Do you speak teen?

Many parents don’t believe there is a generation disconnect between them and their teen. Take a look at these alarming numbers and what parents can do to help their kids stay drug-free (PDF).

OTC safety: childproofing your home and medicine cabinet

Get helpful tips and information about over-the-counter medicine safety.

Surviving the Teenage Years

Download a copy of “Surviving the Teenage Years (PDF) to get information and tips for parents developed collaboratively by the PTA Council of Howard County and HC DrugFree in 2010-2011.

Temperament can help your teen stay drug & alcohol free

Shed light on your teen’s temperament and why he or she may take drugs, drink alcohol or overeat (PDF).

CNN Heroes

Research shows that what you say to your teens about drinking and driving matters. Read stories about teens and parents taking a stand against drunk driving.

Twelve Tips for Parents

Read the 12 tips for parents to help their teens avoid alcohol and other drugs (PDF).


National Institute on Drug Abuse
The Partnership at
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Empowering Parents: Child Behavor Help
Office of Adolescent Health
The Century Council