Mayor encourages parents to talk to teens about drugs

North Little Rock — Children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those who don’t; yet, only a quarter of teens report having these conversations, according to a release from North Little Rock Mayor Terry Hartwick’s office. 

Red Ribbon Week® (October 23-31), the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the nation, is your opportunity to get the ongoing conversation started.

This year’s theme is Celebrate Life. Live Drug Free.™ 

Visit to learn more about Red Ribbon Week® and get tips for talking to your kids about drugs.

The life you save may be that of your own child or a dear friend.