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How to Use this Toolkit

Research shows when parents and trusted adults are involved in their teenagers’ lives, set clear rules and expectations, and monitor what they do; teens are less likely to use alcohol and other drugs. These conversations are especially valuable during difficult times and/or when teens are struggling with their mental health.

This toolkit includes supporting materials, recommendations, and practical tips to help parents and other influential adults start and maintain these conversations.

Partner organizations are encouraged to share materials from this campaign. On this site you will find campaign messages, images, videos, and other content you can share on your social media channels. Make sure to include a link to for posts in English and to for posts in Spanish.

The assets below are from campaigns developed and funded by the Washington State Health Care Authority and Department of Health. For more information and to request the password for this toolkit, please contact

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