Be On the Look Out

BOLO Parent Resources

All families, regardless of socioeconomic, race and other factors, can be affected by drug and alcohol abuse. Parents and caregivers are especially important in setting boundaries and expectations for their teens. Parents worry that they are invading their children’s privacy – that they are snooping. Most parenting experts agree that monitoring your child is one of the most important responsibilities that parents have, especially parents of teens. Here are five tested and true ways to monitor your teen and let him know that you care about him at the same time. Read 5 Ways to Monitor Your Teen »

Warning Signs and Symptoms How can you tell if your child is using drugs or alcohol?  It is challenging because the changes in mood or attitudes, random temper outbursts, changes in sleeping habits and changes in hobbies and other interests are common in teens. What should you look for? Read more about Warning Signs and Symptoms »

Know your child: Advice by age (Grades K-12) Tips to help you help your child live a healthy, drug-free life. Read more about parent tips for every age »

Talking with Family Effective prevention starts with an honest conversation. Talk with your loved ones about substance abuse today. Find more age-specific opiate talking points »

Why parents need to Be On the Look Out for alcohol abuse Did you know that parental disapproval is the number one reason kids choose NOT to drink? Read more reasons kids abstain from alcohol »

Marijuana Find frequently asked questions about medical marijuana in Ohio » as well as marijuana facts »

Opiate Prevention Toolkit Designed for students, educators and for parents, the Mental Health Recovery Board partners with the Stark County Anti-Drug Coalition and the Stark County Educational Service Center to make this online resource tool accessible to the public. Opiate Prevention Toolkit »

Start Talking! Former Governor John R. Kasich and First Lady Karen W. Kasich launched the Start Talking! initiative to give parents, guardians, educators and community leaders the tools to start the conversation with Ohio’s youth about the importance of living healthy, drug-free lives. Read more about »

Find Help Mental health and addiction disorders can affect people of any age, race, religion or income. More than a matter of will power, scientific advances show these brain diseases are treatable and people can resume productive lives. Find help in Stark County »

Learn more about Drug Free Stark County »