Know! Prevention Action Alliance
The truth is kids are drinking, smoking, and using drugs – not other people’s kids; our kids. And, they’re starting younger than ever, especially between the ages of 11 and 13. While most kids do live healthy lives, our kids are exposed to drinking, smoking, and drugs. Furthermore, they may not be aware of the risks these behaviors pose to their health, their safety, and their future.
That’s where the Know! program comes in.
Know! gives the parents and caregivers of middle school-age kids the education, tools, strategies, and empowerment they need to raise children who are alcohol, tobacco, and drug-free.
“Drug prevention is a critical component to ensuring the academic success of our youth. If the challenges in student’s learning environments, particularly substance use, are not addressed, then our youth will not be able to maximize their academic potential.”—Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of AmericaThe Prevention Action Alliance releases tips for parents and caregivers twice each month. Information is available below. For Spanish versions, visit: https://preventionactionalliance.org/about/programs/know/