Start Talking!

Start Talking! has been launched in Ohio by Governor John R. Kasich and First Lady Karen W. Kasich to give parents, guardians, educators and community members the tools to start conversations about the importance of living drug-free lives.  Start Talking! was created as drug use has become a health epidemic in Ohio due to the increase in prescribing drugs.  Since 2011, Governor Kasich has made attacking the drug problem a priority by promoting public and professional education, increase enforcement on Ohio highways, and expanding treatment and recovery options to those struggling with addiction.  Children of parents who talk about drugs are 50% less likely to use drugs and a majority of substance-free adolescents credit their parents for the decision not to use illegal substances.  To learn more and share information with your children, click HERE.