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Teens and Alcohol

Model the Behavior You Want to See

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 04.13.2014 | Parents
Dr. Tian Dayton

Many parents turn to professionals thinking that when their teen hears about the dangers of drug use from someone else, they will be swayed, but the truth is that usually, it's the parents' behavior that have much more impact on a teen's behavior.

Should We Have Learner's Permits For Alcohol, Too?

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 11.20.2013 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

Just as we are accountable for being sure our kids are fed and housed and stay out of the street, just as we are accountable for making sure they get an education and get the medical care they need, we should be accountable for teaching them how to responsibly use alcohol.

An Open Letter to Parents of Teens Who Are Going to College

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 10.12.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

remember dropping my then-18-year-old daughter off at college and thinking: Who are these strange people at this strange place and why am I giving them my daughter?

AAR: Prevention Education Points for Parents and Kids by Susie Spain

Susie Spain | Posted 06.09.2013 | Impact
Susie Spain

As a community the issue of drug and alcohol use and abuse in teenagers and families is an epidemic crisis. We know that early education, prevention, intervention and treatment can change families' futures forever. Our mission is to raise this awareness.

When You Catch Your Kids Drinking

GalTime | Posted 04.30.2013 | Parents
GalTime

While drinking is one of the typical risks teens take, don't treat it lightly. And remember, knowing your kid and having open communication are two of the best ways to head off serious trouble, including alcohol abuse.

4 Ways Parents Can Prevent Underage Drinking

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 04.01.2013 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

Let's be honest: When was the last time you talked about alcohol ads with your kids? I don't mean in a "Wow, that was a cool ad they had on during the Super Bowl," kind of way.