Make a Difference – Talk to your child about alcohol
For young people, alcohol is the drug of choice. In fact, alcohol is used by more young people than tobacco or illicit drugs.
Source: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
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Although it may not always seem like it, kids really do listen to their parents’ and caregivers’ concerns, which is why it’s important to talk with them about the risks and dangers of underage drinking and other drug use. While you always want to be direct and honest when talking with kids, it’s important to…
Learn more about the facts of underage drinking and prevention. Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Preventing underage drinking is everyone’s responsibility. Here are 10 reasons why you should help prevent youth from drinking. Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Youth who drink are more likely to experience: In addition, early initiation of drinking is associated with development of an alcohol use disorder later in life.