Talk About It

Stop misuse and addiction before it starts. Talking to your family about the dangers of opioids can cut their risk of future misuse in half. The Talk About It campaign gives parents the tools and resources they need to start vital conversations and protect their families.


712* St. Louisans died from opioid-related causes in 2016 alone. Talk About It is a movement dedicated to lowering this number by giving families the tools to have these conversations.
*Last year for which data is available

Get started

Conversations about drugs can be difficult and uncomfortable, but also lifesaving. We can help make them easier. Get your age-specific talking kit to see how to start your family’s conversations.

The truth about prevention


reduction in potential for misuse of alcohol and other drugs in teens when they talk with their parents.1


of high school students report that their parents’ concerns, opinions, or expectations influence how likely they are to misuse substances.2


of teens are less likely to misuse substances when teens have excellent relationships with both parents.3


of 6th to 12th grade students have misused prescription drugs at least once in their lifetime4

2 The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University
3 Family Matters: Substance Abuse and The American Family
4 Missouri Student Survey, 2016

Join the movement

Get involved with the fight against addiction. Help us spread the word by joining us on Facebook and sharing our information with your friends and family. Use the hashtag #TalkAboutItSTL.

TalkAboutIt Pillbox locations

On-site locations

Soulard Farmer’s Market
Tower Grove Park
Straub’s Webster Groves
Carpenter’s Hall – Hampton Ave.
CSF Office in Pagedale
St. Louis Riverfront
Central Library

Forest Park Visitor Center
Straub’s Central West End
Washington University
Coffee Cartel
HealthWorks! Kids’ Museum St. Louis
St. Charles County Courthouse
St. Charles City-County Library (Spencer Branch)

Express Scripts
Wildwood Community College
Jefferson County — Arnold Library
Mercy Hospital (Franklin County)
Fox 2 Offices