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Our mission is to provide parents the tools to take a proactive approach in discussing the dangers of substance use with their child, as well as recognize signs of risky behavior.

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Don’t Wait — A Film
by Addiction is Real

Preventing substance use starts with a conversation. It’s no secret that teenagers face the pressures of drugs and alcohol, but what you might not know is just how young kids are deciding whether they want to experiment with dangerous substances. DON’T WAIT — a new film from Addiction is Real — explores this and so much more, as a way to encourage parents to have those important conversations with their children.

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Hidden in Plain View
Virtual Bedroom

You might be surprised that seemingly innocent items can actually indicate substance use. Hidden in Plain View allows you to explore a child’s bedroom right from your computer or mobile device to see if you can recognize the signs of risky behavior. Discover what to look for and why these items could indicate that your child is using alcohol or drugs. Can you find the over 70 suspicious items hidden in plain view?


Overdose deaths linked to synthetic opioids like fentanyl have tripled among teenagers in the last two years.


Youth who use alcohol at or before age 14 are over 4 times more likely to become addicted to alcohol, compared to those who wait until age 21.


Teens who consistently learn about the risks of drugs from their parents are up to 50% less likely to use drugs.

What’s the Deal with Fentanyl?

Fentanyl is involved in more deaths of Americans under 50 than any other cause of death, including heart disease, cancer, and all other accidents. It is critical to discuss the dangers of fentanyl and fake pills with your kids.

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