Teenage Drinking

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Parenting Advice for Kids who are Already Drinking

Despite the illegality of underage drinking, for many teenagers and young adults, alcohol use is already the norm. In fact, nearly 60 percent of young people have had at least one alcoholic beverage by the time they turn 18. As teens try to find some level of independence in their lives, they are not realistically […]

Peer Pressure Facts: 5 Reasons Teens Try Alcohol

If you have a teenager, there’s a good chance they may try alcohol sometime before they are of legal drinking age. Nearly 20 percent of 8th graders and more than half of 12th graders have admitted to consuming alcohol in the past month. But why do they do it? There’s no uniform answer to this […]

15 Alcohol Facts: What Parents Need to Know

Many people think they know everything they need to know when it comes to alcohol and underage drinking. However, the statistics out there may surprise you. Underage drinking is a serious problem throughout the United States. And drinking is more than dangerous for young people while they are still underage. The impact of underage drinking […]

Teen Alcohol Consumption: 5 Trends Parents Need to Know

Underage drinking is one of the most prevalent health issues facing young people in the United States today. Alcohol is one of the most commonly misused substances by teenagers. Beyond the legal ramifications, underage drinking poses enormous health and safety risks, including the negative effects of alcohol on the teenage brain. This issue is one […]