Starting a conversation about drug use with your teens can be pretty uncomfortable. This can especially be true if you have history of drug use or experimenting in the past. You might wonder: how can I talk about the dangers of drug use without feeling like a hypocrite?
This issue, along with others, is tackled in a new three-part video series released by the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and the Drug Enforcement Administration called Awkward Conversations. The videos focus on the awkward conversations parents and their kids have when talking about drug use. Each episode is followed by a discussion hosted by actress Jodie Sweetin.
"It really does take a 'village' to raise kids and none of us has all the answers,” Sweetin said.
“That's what I loved about the honesty of these conversations. That they weren't perfect, but they opened the door to talking more."
Check out the videos below!
In episode 1 of Awkward Conversations, the discussion between parents (The Suicide Squad's David Dastmalchian and NCIS's Dinora Walcott) and their daughter turns an innocent table-side conversation to one about drugs and its impact on young teens.
The second episode of Awkward Conversations explores the physical and emotional toll that addiction takes on the well-being of high-functioning adults and their loved ones.
The conclusion to Awkward Conversations centers on how to responsibly navigate high school parties – a daunting reminder to parents that their child is growing up.