People in recovery have unique insights into the dangers and risks of underage drinking and other drug use. In this episode we hear from Ben Cort, a father who is in recovery. Ben talks about the opportunities, the occasional discomfort, and the urgency around how he helped his kids navigate away from drinking and using drugs at an early age. Ben is also in the business of assisting others in his community and around the country to have these tough conversations with kids. Both parents who are in recovery and those who are not will walk away with useful insights from this episode.
As a reminder, the views expressed here do not necessarily represent the views of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).