The primary goal of conversations at this age is to maintain open lines of communication and to reinforce your teen’s healthy coping strategies. Other goals include: discussing the consequences of drug use (e.g., addiction, legal trouble, damaged relationships, etc.) establishing a clear connection between opioids and heroin, expressing your disapproval of their drug and alcohol use, and setting and reinforcing consequences.
What do you think about people your age who use alcohol and other drugs?
How will you handle it if people are using alcohol and other drugs at a party?
What would be a fair consequence if you were caught using alcohol or other drugs?
What reasons do you think teens have for using alcohol and other drugs?
How do you think alcohol or other drugs can affect your life?