What is Start Talking!

An effort is underway across Ohio to prevent drug use among Ohio’s most vulnerable citizens – our children.   Start Talking! was launched to give parents, guardians, educators and community leaders the tools to start the conversation with Ohio’s youth about the importance of living healthy, drug-free lives.
 
A majority of substance-free adolescents credit their parents for the decision not to use illegal substances. Likewise, teachers and other authority figures can have a similar influence on youth and their decision-making.
 
Parents, mentors and peers can make a difference just by talking to the young people in their lives about drug use. Please Start Talking!