Check the Stats NH

Pledge to Talk

Did you know that as a parent or caregiver you may have the most influence in your teen or tween’s decision making? Studies show that kids who learn about the risks of drugs and alcohol from their parents are up to 50% less likely to use drugs and alcohol than those who do not. Protect your kids in 2015 and sign the pledge to talk with your kids! Parent's Pledge 2016

You Can Protect Your Kids

New Hampshire youth are drinking and using drugs at an alarming rate. The Partnership for Drug-Free NH has launched the “Check the Stats” campaign to let parents and caregivers know that there is a very real problem with drug and alcohol use among New Hampshire’s youth. The campaign features statistics from national and state drug and alcohol use surveys, and provides parents and caregivers with information and tools they need to help keep their kids safe.

For information on how to protect your children, visit to:

  • Find information on prevention and prevention strategies to help keep your tweens and teens safe and drug-free
  • Learn how to talk with your kids about drugs and alcohol at any age, along with tips on keeping an open dialogue
  • Find support and local resources in your community
  • Keep up-to-date on the latest drug and alcohol use and misuse stats for New Hampshire’s youth
  • Get involved and become a Champion, by telling your friends, family, and colleagues about the youth drug abuse and misuse issues in the state

Short videos on having a conversation with youth: Tips and Tricks to Prevent Substance Misuse

Touching and important video of a NH father sharing a painful story of losing his teen daughter to the drug "Molly." His message to parents? Spend the time talking to your kids NOW. Sometimes, there is no second chance. Check the Stats NH - No Second Chance

Fabulous video on what parents need to know. A NH Youth, Alex, shares his experience of drug use, the challenges, and recovery. Followed by professionals sharing tools to talk with your child. Check the Stats NH - Parents Need to Know