Resources and Information
Check below to find information on how to talk to your kids about drugs and alcohol, in-depth bios of common drugs and their effects, relevant community resources, and links to helpful pages.
Your child and drug prevention
Parents and guardians setting clear expectations surrounding substances is the number one way to prevent your child from using drugs or alcohol. Read the lifesaving resources below for guidance on talking to your kids because it could save their life and prevent addiction.
Learn helpful hints to comfortably talk to your kids about your expectations around drugs and alcohol. Drugfree.org shows how to talk to kids from all age ranges and effective ways to prevent substance abuse.
Survey results show how being involved in extracurricular activities can make a significant impact on preventing teen drug use and underage drinking.
Substances and their effects
A comprehensive overview of some of the most commonly used substances among Olathe teens.
Kidshealth.org provides a well-rounded guide on the effects of alcohol on the adolescent brain, signs of underage drinking and how to prevent it.
The American Psychological Association gives an in-depth look at the impact marijuana can have on young users.
Learn how to approach your child if you have reason to believe that they have tried drugs or are currently using them.