TALK15 Logo Studies show that parents can have a positive impact on their child’s decision about using alcohol, tobacco, and drugs when they create a supportive and nurturing environment. The earlier parents talk to their child about alcohol, tobacco, and drug use, the greater chance they have of influencing the choices their child makes. 

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Tips for Parents

  1. Know where your child is and what activities they are involved in.
  2. Establish expectations and rules. Consistently enforce consequences when they are broken.
  3. Know your child’s friends and their friends’ parents.
  4. Avoid lectures and listen to your child's opinions and questions.
  5. Discuss reasons not to use.
  6. Talk with your child about what they see and hear on the Internet, TV, and radio.
  7. Discuss ways for your child to make responsible choices and to resist peer pressure.
  8. Tell your child how the body gets addicted to nicotine and other drugs. Explain withdrawal symptoms that happen when a person tries to quit.

For more information on about alcohol and drugs, visit:

The links provided are to third-party web sites that are neither hosted nor endorsed by the The School District of Lee County.

School Counseling and Mental Health Services
2855 Colonial Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL 33966-1012

Coordinator, School Counseling Services: Mary Lynn Rodriguez
Telephone: (239) 335-1443

TALK15 Public Service Announcement

TALK15 is a School District of Lee County prevention initiative funded through a partnership with the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee Counties. TALK15 is a marketing campaign that seeks to educate parents on teen alcohol and drug use.

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