How Will You Talk to Your Kids About Drug Safety?

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Having the wrong information about drugs can be annoying at best and deadly at worst. Imagine a child who is told to “just say no” to heroin and benzodiazepines. What would happen if this child one day found themself at a party, being offered Percocet and Xanax by friends? How would they know that combining these two drugs heightens the risk of a fatal overdose?

Jen Sarduy considered such risks after seeing problematic drug use in her family and community growing up. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, she now works as the communications manager for the National Harm Reduction Coalition. As a mother of three children aged 6, 8 and 13, she is having constant conversations with them about drugs, safety and harm reduction.

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