Send a "no-use" message to your teens. Make expectations clear regarding alcohol and other drugs.
Parents you are the #1 reason children choose not to drink.
Impaired judgment and motor skills
Nausea and vomiting
Possession of fake ID card
The smell of alcohol on the breath
THE AMOUNT OF LIQUID IN YOUR GLASS, CAN OR BOTTLE IS NOT NECESSARILY HOW MUCH ALCOHOL THAT IS IN YOUR DRINK.
A STANDARD DRINK IS
BINGE DRINKING is defined as drinking 4 or 5 (or more) drinks in a couple of hours.
Did you know that parents are the #1 influence on their kids' decision to drink-or not drink-alcohol? Conversations are key! Find facts, conversations starters, and more tips to keep the lines of communication open.
• how to spot the signs of teen or young adult substance use
• address underage drinking
FACT: when kids drink alcohol, 65% of the time it is consumed at home or a friend’s house.
FACT: when kids drink, parents pay
Be a Positive Adult Role Model
SAMHSA's underage drinking prevention campaign helps parents and caregivers start talking to their children early about the dangers of alcohol. The "Talk. They Hear You" App featuring an interactive simulation that helps you learn the dos and don'ts of talking to kids about underage drinking.
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