Someone overdosed from a pill. How do I talk to my child about it?

Teen overdoses are more common than ever, not because more teens are using drugs, but because the drugs are more potent and sometimes contain other, more dangerous substances. If your child hears about someone – from a cousin to a celebrity – who experiences an overdose, they may feel confused, upset, or betrayed. This is a teachable moment, an opportunity to discuss drugs openly and honestly with your child. Research shows that “just say no” doesn’t work. Try this interactive scenario and equip yourself with the information to help your child make safe and informed choices.