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

Mar 27, 2019

A mobile app is part of a public health campaign created by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. It helps parents communicate with children about underage drinking and drug use.
Credit 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.