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Explaining Teen Blood Alcohol Concentration: A Visual Guide

Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) is a term that many teenagers are familiar with, but they may not know exactly what it means and how it impacts them. How much do teens really know about BAC, its effects, and what it means for their health and safety? Your teen may know that 0.08 is the legal […]

Drinking at Prom: 8 Ways Drinking Will Ruin Your Night

Prom is an exciting time for high schoolers. It’s a celebration you’ve been looking forward to for years. Friends and dancing are a perfect combination for a good time. However, it can all be ruined by an uninvited guest: alcohol. You don’t need alcohol to make your prom night one to remember. In fact, you’ll […]

10 Tactics to Open Communication Pathways with Your Teen

Navigating the hairpin turns of the teenage years will be challenging for kids and parents. Your oldest may zoom through adolescence, deftly navigating every sharp curve, and make it through with barely a scratch. And just when you start to think you’ll breeze over the parenting finish line your next child throws a wrench in […]

Teen Alcohol Prevention Program: Talk It Out Pledge

Kids are growing up much faster than we realize or want. It’s a fact of life that few parents want to face. Between television, video games, friends, and social media, your kids may know more about alcohol than you think. So, how can parents find the help they need? Thankfully, there are teen alcohol prevention […]

Peer Pressure to Drink: How the Teen Brain Responds

Peer pressure is a powerful weapon in the fight against underage drinking — it can have either a positive or a negative impact. When teenagers encourage their friends to make good grades, to be nice to each other, or to avoid alcohol, that’s positive peer pressure. Alternatively, when teenagers encourage each other to misuse alcohol […]

College Drinking: What Every High School Graduate Needs to Know

Tens of thousands of North Carolina high school graduates will soon head off to college to continue their education. College is an important time of self-discovery and a transformational period in a young person’s life. For many, it might also be the first time they have lived away from home for an extended period of […]

Positive Peer Pressure — Four Ways Teens Can Hold Each Other Accountable

When it comes to underage drinking, “peer pressure” often has a negative connotation. In fact, 75 percent of teenagers admit to participating in activities like partying and underage drinking because they see their peers on social media doing similar things. For many teens, “fitting in” is more important than making the right decision. But what […]

Stop Teenage Drinking: 10 Steps to Keep Your Teen Safe

Parental instinct is a powerful force. So, don’t ignore yours when it’s telling you something is going on with your kid. It could be something simple like they did poorly on an algebra test, or it could be something more dangerous like they’re drinking alcohol. If you think your child is struggling, it’s up to […]

Prevent Impaired Driving: A Parent’s Guide to the X-Plan

Have you heard about the X-Plan? It was created by a father who works with teens during their addiction recovery. From his professional and personal experience, this dad believes that kids usually want to make good choices, but sometimes they need a little help. The X-Plan is basically an emergency escape hatch to get your […]