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"Time to Talk" and New "Time to Act" Websites Provide Helpful Information for Parents

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Recent research shows that less than half of teens report that their parents discuss drugs other than alcohol or marijuana with them. Time to Talk is a website sponsored by the Partnership for Drug Free America, and provides information and multimedia tools to help parents with the often difficult task of talking about alcohol and other drugs with their children. In addition, the Partnership, in collaboration with the Treatment Research Institute, recently launched a companion site, Time to Act (www.timetoact.drugfree.org), “a new, first-of-its-kind resource to help parents spot signs and symptoms, have productive conversations with their teens, and find outside help if they need it.” Both websites provide straightforward, science-based information and recommendations grounded in the belief that parents are an influential force in their children’s lives.