For Parents

As parents, you have the power to make a difference in the fight against teen over-the-counter (OTC) cough medicine abuse. Did you know that kids who learn a lot about the risks of drugs from their parents are 50 percent less likely to use drugs? You can speak to a Parent Specialist from The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids by calling 1-855-DRUGFREE (1-855-378-4373).

Learn more about how to use your influence to help your teens make smart decisions
with the resources from this toolkit.

Publications and Brochures

Order our free publications to help you talk to your teen or share with other parents:

Informing Parents: Preventing Teen Cough Medicine Abuse: A Parent’s Guide
The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and CHPA
Order free brochure (English and Spanish)
Download brochure (English)
Download brochure (Spanish)

Educating Teens: The Real Truth About Rx and OTC Cough Medicine Abuse
Order free brochure
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Conversation starters for your teenagers
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