A 90-Minute Live Event, including Q&A, on Monday, April 3rd, 7pm ET
featuring Jessica Lahey (author, The Addiction Inoculation)




Substance use (alcohol and/or drugs) is a topic that can be uncomfortable to lean into, yet it is absolutely critical that we do so, as our children and teens will surely be exposed to (and perhaps peer pressured into engaging in) unhealthy substance use at some point in their lives.
Author, educator, journalist, and parent Jessica Lahey will show us how we can best protect our kids and feel confident in employing the most effective prevention measures. Jess will be talking with the Tilt community about:
  • What substance use does to a developing brain
  • Why differently wired kids have additional risk factors and how parents can accommodate for those
  • How and when to talk with kids and teens about substance use
  • What substance use disorder is and the most important factors that protect our children
  • What parents and caregivers should do if they suspect their child is engaging with drugs and/or alcohol
Jessica Lahey brings humor, honesty, and lived experience to this conversation, and she is passionate about reaching as many people as possible with this truly life-saving information. Please join us.


Jessica Lahey is the author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed and The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence. Jess was awarded the Research Society on Alcohol’s Media Award for “outstanding journalistic efforts of writers who cover empirical research on alcohol” […] “for her book The Addiction Inoculation and advocacy for the recovery community.” Over twenty years, Jess has taught every grade from sixth to twelfth in both public and private schools, and spent five years teaching in a drug and alcohol rehab for adolescents in Vermont, and serves as a prevention and recovery coach at Sana, a medical detox and recovery center in Stowe, Vermont. She has written about education, parenting, and child welfare for The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and her biweekly column “The Parent Teacher Conference” ran for three years at the New York Times.She co-hosts the #AmWriting podcast from her empty nest in Vermont.
Debbie Reber, MA, is a parenting activist, bestselling author, podcast host, speaker, the founder and CEO of Tilt Parenting, and the creator of the Differently Wired Club. The Tilt Parenting Podcast is the top-performing podcast for parents, caregivers, educators and professions raising and supporting neurodivergent children with more than 5 million downloads. A certified Positive Discipline trainer and a regular contributor to  ADDitude Magazine, Debbie’s most recent book is Differently Wired: A Parent’s Guide to Raising an Atypical Child with Confidence and Hope.


  • Live event is Monday, April 3rd, from 7 – 8:30pm ET
  • The Zoom webinar will be recorded & available for replay until June 30, 2023 (Zoom chat will be available, too)
  • The webinar will be 1.5 hours long to allow for ample Q&A time from participants
  • Registrants will be invited to submit questions in advance, as well as ask questions via the Chat and Q&A feature (including anonymously)
  • An extensive resource list will be provided to all registrations following the event

The Substance Use Prevention event is now over, but the recording and resources are available through June 30, 2023. Register below to receive the recording, chat, and download the additional resources.

We know how critical this event is and we want to make it accessible to all, so we are using low-cost “suggested donation” model. Thank you so much.


Tilt Parenting, LLC is an educational resource, podcast, consultancy, and community with a focus on positively shifting the way neurodifferences in children are perceived, experienced, and supported, and supporting parents raising differently wired™ kids so these exceptional kids can thrive in their schools, in their families, and in their lives. It was founded by Debbie Reber in 2016.




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