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Teenage Drinking: 12 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

The teenage years are an amazing experience for teens and their parents. Every parent wants their child to grow into a confident adult. But it also can be scary for families when teens are exposed to difficult choices like underage drinking. A recent survey found that 30 percent of high school students have consumed alcohol […]

Teenage Drunk Drivers: Don’t Let Your Teen Become a Statistic

You hear the story all too often. Another avoidable death as a result of teenage drunk drivers. There are far too many friends, parents, and siblings who have lost loved ones due to teen drunk driving. With school and related social events in full swing, it can be tempting for students to get behind the […]

Drink Spiking: Keep Your Kids Safe From Tampered Drinks

As teens grow into adults, it’s a wonderful time for them to discover who they are. Some teens graduate from high school and head off to a big college campus. Others choose to stay closer to home and continue their education at a local community college or jump directly into the workforce. No matter what […]

Underage Drinking in College: Facts for Parents

Whether your child is heading off to college for the first time this fall, or is already in college, it can be an exciting yet nerve-racking time for parents. You’re probably worried about much more than their children’s grades. Parents are concerned as to whether they’ve prepared their children to make responsible decisions. These decisions […]

How a Parent’s Drinking Affects Their Child

Kids are imitators. From birth, they learn everything they know by watching the people around them. Parents are the first to teach their children to talk, use a spoon, and to walk. They learn our best traits, such as being respectful to the cashier at the grocery store. They also learn our worst traits, like […]

Resistance is Not Futile: 9 Ways to Resist Peer Pressure

Peer pressure is a dynamic social force that encourages the alignment to certain behaviors, values, and beliefs, dictated by the individual or group. Adolescents experience peer pressure as particularly powerful, considering it is thought to be the most impressionable age of influence. When you feel like you’re being pressured to do something that you’d rather […]

Prevent Underage Drinking with Instagram-Worthy Holiday Mocktails

“If it’s not on Instagram, it didn’t happen!” How many times have parents heard that phrase from their teen? Celebrate safely and in style this holiday season with social media-worthy holiday mocktails (non-alcoholic drinks) to prevent underage drinking. Talk It Out NC, a North Carolina initiative to reduce underage drinking, is mixing up some holiday […]

Punishment for Teenage Drinking — Do’s and Don’ts

You caught your teen sneaking into the house after curfew and they are less than steady on their feet. Based on that and the way they smell, you suspect your teen has been drinking alcohol. They’re busted. What do you do now? Before you decide on a punishment for teenage drinking, take a deep breath. […]

Teenage Alcohol Poisoning: Teens are Far More Susceptible than Adults

Teens are more likely to participate in underage drinking than any other type of substance misuse. Though they’re trying to act grown-up, teens’ bodies process alcohol differently than adults’, which can quickly lead to alcohol poisoning. In fact, the way in which teens process alcohol makes them more likely to binge drink than adults. The […]