Watch: 'Awkward Conversations' Podcast SeriesLAST UPDATED:
The Drug Enforcement Administration is pleased to announce the next installment of its collaboration with the Elks Drug Awareness Program. This year’s project features the second season of a video podcast series, Awkward Conversations, featuring Full House and Fuller House’s Jodie Sweetin along with guest experts and celebrity parents. The 20 video podcast episodes cover a variety of subjects to help parents learn how to empower their kids with the tools needed to stay safe, drug free, and make healthy decisions. Topics include signs of drug use in teens, fake pills, preventing drug misuse among college students, bullying and peer pressure and its consequences, understanding your kids’ social media use, and do’s and don’ts when you talk about drugs.
Check out the trailer below!
Jodie speaks with Amy McCarthy of Boston Children's Hospital, Heidi P. Dutson of the Utah Department of Human Services, and actor and father Greg Grunberg about forging strong relationships with your kids and how this is linked to lower alcohol and drug abuse.
Jodie speaks with Amy McCarthy of Boston Children's Hospital and Heidi P. Dutson of the Utah Department of Human Services about practical ways of building with your kids the relationships that are statistically linked to lower alcohol and drug abuse.
Jodie speaks with the Drug Enforcement Administration's Senior Prevention Program Manager Rich Lucey and others about the four main reasons students experiment with drugs and how college presents new opportunities for drug use.
Jodie continues talking to Rich and others, this time about helping your child choose a college or university that takes substance abuse prevention seriously.
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Bring It On" actress Clare Kramer guest hosts this episode and speaks with Wendy Woolcock of the Drug Enforcement Administration and Amy McCarthy of Boston Children's Hospital about how just two milligrams of fentanyl in a fake pill -- i.e. an amount equivalent to several pieces of salt or sugar on the end of a pencil tip -- is enough to kill an individual.
Jodie speaks with Timothy P. McMahon of the Drug Enforcement Administration and Amy McCarthy of Boston Children's Hospital about how kids hide drugs in plain sight and how to respond to drug abuse with love rather than anger.
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Bring It On" actress Clare Kramer guest hosts this episode and speaks with Catie Drew of the Drug Enforcement Administration and others, who share opioid educational resources that can be used by parents, teens, and teachers, as well as schools, faith-based organizations, scout organizations, and more.
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Bring It On" actress Clare Kramer guest hosts an interview about signs of bullying, cyber-bullying, and ways to address it with Amy McCarthy of Boston Children's Hospital, as well as Behavioral Health and Student Support Senior Director Erin Wick. Then, Jodie talks with Trevor Donovan, founder of nationwide anti-bullying program Team Upstanders, about an inspiring success story.