Mom Michelle Conklin & Dr. Robert Valuck discuss teen opioid use with CBS4
When Michelle Conklin's teen son Evan had to have surgery for various injuries, Michelle ensured that he wasn't given opioids - or used them safely. Michelle discusses how she helped her son manage his pain - and stay away from opioids when possible.
Talking with your child's provider about Prescription Medications
Kent MacLennan of Rise Above Colorado and concerned parent Michele Conklin talk about the Speak Now! Colorado campaign's new focus on talking with your child's health care providers about prescription pain relievers on CW 2 Colorado's Best.
Dr. Rob Valuck Discusses High-Risk Youth Behaviors on KUSA
In an interview with Denise Plante, Channel 9/KUSA-TV, Dr. Robert Valuck, PhD, professor at CU School of Pharmacy, and Emily Schrader, a mom and substance abuse counselor, discuss the importance of talking with your children early and often about alcohol, marijuana, prescription drugs and other drugs during high risk times for youth such as graduation and prom season.
KWGN/Channel 2 interview
On September 21, 2016 during the 4pm news, Kim Posey from KWGN/Channel 2 interviewed Emily Schrader, a counselor, and Dr. Christian Thurstone, Director of Addiction Services at Denver Health, on the topic of talking early and often with your children about alcohol, marijuana, prescription drugs and other drugs. Schrader and Thurstone provided useful tips for parents, such as how to ask open-ended questions, and also stressed the importance of providing a positive, supportive environment for kids to talk with their parents.