About this app

TalkSooner allows parents to easily access information and resources about substance use prevention to help kids navigate the challenges they face. The application is designed to make difficult conversations easier, empowering parents with talking tips and videos, news on what’s trending, eye-opening statistics and warning signs of trouble.

Parents are encouraged to use this app to inform themselves about the dangers of ​alcohol, tobacco, and other substances​ so they can in turn accurately inform their children. We know what you’re thinking...they’re not going to listen. However, studies have shown that young people do indeed seek guidance from parents and other adults about substance use.

They may roll their eyes, but they will open their ears.

TalkSooner is a product of multiple county coalitions in Michigan. Its goal is to help parents and youth make healthy choices and ​delay the onset of substance use through positive, honest conversations centered on factual information.
The sooner you TalkSooner, the better. Download the app now.

Key Features:

Prevention Ideas
Get information about ways you can help prevent your teen from accessing and using drugs.

Talking Points
Learn some skills on how to discuss the tough subject of drug use.

See helpful and informational videos related to drug use, which will give you the knowledge you need to have a good discussion with your teen.

Drug Trends
Learn about the latest trends. What are they? What are the signs of use? And more.

Warning Signs
Read about some of the potential warning signs of drug use and how they manifest in your teen.

Parent Guide
Not sure where to start? Use this guide to get going in the right direction.

Stay up to date on the latest vocabulary and terms related to specific drugs.

Get Help (Local Resources)
Need to talk to someone? There’s a list of phone numbers to get help for each county in Michigan.
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What's New

Initial release of app
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Additional Information

September 27, 2019
Current Version
Requires Android
4.4 and up
Content Rating
Offered By
Lakeshore Regional Entity
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