Dr Oz: National Night of Conversation: Family Dinner Stops Drugs

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Dr Oz: National Night Of Conversation

Celebrities like Al Roker, Allison Janney, Bobby Brown, Rob Lowe, Giada de Laurentis, Fran Drescher, joined forces to promote the National Night of Conversation of November 17 2016. According to Al Roker, each day more than 125 people die in America from a drug overdose. That’s more deaths than from guns and even car accidents. Right now, there are over 20 million people struggling with addiction. Studies show that most drug addicts started using before they were 18-years-old.

Dr Oz: Prevent Drug Abuse & Addiction

Dr Oz: National Night of Conversation: Family Dinner Stops Drugs

Dr Oz explained why one conversation could be not only important, but life-saving. Will you participate? (usdagov / Flickr)

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The good news is that this chronic disease of the brain is preventable. There’s something you can do. Research shows that having dinner with your family can reduce drug abuse by 50%. On November 17, everyone will be doing it together. Dr Oz was asking all families to sit down and talk to their kids about addiction. But instead of bombarding your children with information, try using newspaper headlines or TV news stories to start a conversation. Ask open-ended questions to give your kids an opportunity to discuss it. You should also share stories stories of people in recovery, because there are 25 million of them. Most importantly, remind your family that you are there for them and they’re not alone.

Afterward you can share a part of your conversation and a photo of your empty plate on social media, using the hashtag #NationalNightOfConversation. This dinner can truly save lives.

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