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Talking To Children About Alcohol And Drug Use, There's An App For It

Easthampton Healthy Youth Coalition

With public schools in Massachusetts and elsewhere coming up on spring breaks, a national public health campaign is urging parents to use the time to talk to children about underage drinking and drug use.

The campaign called “Talk. They Hear You” is designed to help parents answer tough questions children often ask about alcohol and drugs.

In Massachusetts, the Easthampton Healthy Youth Coalition is part of the national campaign.

Coalition Coordinator Ruth Ever spoke with WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.
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