Intersect knows that informed parents can help their children stay drug-free. Research shows that parental involvement and good family communication are key to preventing substance use. The Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse states that communication must be in place long before young people are actually at risk.

Know! empowers parents of 11 to 13 year olds to raise their children to be substance-free by increasing and enhancing their awareness and communication about alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention.

Parents who participate in Know! are more likely to:

  • Talk to their children about substance use prevention
  • Are more aware of the risks faced by their middle school


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