If you need emergency HELP NOW dial 911. If you need INFORMATION call The Iowa Substance Abuse Information Center at 866-242-4111.

What Should I say – 5-8
At this age, kids are taking an increased interest in the world beyond home. They may start seeing ads and shows depicting alcohol or tobacco use andhear people talking about drugs.

-Explain what alcohol, tobacco and drugs are. Talk about how some people use them, even though they can be harmful.
-Use “teachable moments” while watching television, overhearing a conversation in a restaurant, or reading a book, to talk about how drugs can be harmful or dangerous.
-Praise your grandkids for taking good care of their bodies and avoiding things that might be harmful.