This video series was developed specifically for parents wondering how to have useful conversations with their teens about drug use. The videos demonstrate how to approach these conversations using a "motivational interviewing" style. There is general evidence that this style of conversation clarifies and enhances a person's intrinsic reasons and motivates behavioural change. The videos provide a useful and accessible demonstration of this evidence-based approach to conversations. We encourage parents to use these resources in combination with more detailed parenting programs or guidelines (see related resources), and make use of national phone services to obtain additional support and advice (see Where to get help).
*Review provided by researchers at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre.