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How can I talk with my teen about date rape drugs?

Michele Borba
Psychology
Look to connect with a real issue. Our “lectures” about what happened to us in the “old days” just don’t connect with adolescents, but actual events about real teens do. Use the news story as your talk opener: “Did you hear about the college party and what happened…”  Or try this approach: “What are your friends saying about the college party where the police think date rape drugs were involved…?”  Listen to your teen, and add then slowly slip in the real facts.

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