Teenage Drinking

6 Teenage Alcohol Misuse Statistics: The Shocking Reality

Alcohol misuse is a problem across all walks of life, but underage teens are particularly vulnerable to the negative effects of drinking alcohol. At this impressionable age, teens are more likely to fall victim to peer pressure. Furthermore, they are often uneducated about the effect alcohol has on their minds and bodies. They rely on […]

5 Causes of Teen Drinking: Why do Kids Drink Alcohol?

The reasons for teen angst are endless. Just like every person is different, there are different reasons why teens may drink alcohol. Even the most confident people can doubt themselves at times. As teens move through middle school and high school, classes are getting more difficult, and puberty also makes things challenging. Don’t brush it […]

Underage Drinking in North Carolina and the USA: Sobering Facts

When was the last time you stopped and considered the consequences of underage drinking? The dangers of underage drinking are more than just lip-service. As a matter of fact, they are a very serious problem that affects an entire generation of young Americans. The statistics from the 2018 North Carolina State Report on Underage Drinking […]

Halloween Safety Tips for Parents

Halloween is an exciting time full of tricks and treats and ghoulishly creative costumes. But along with all the frightening fun, the holiday can truly be scary. Halloween has unfortunately become associated with alcohol and drunk driving. Teenagers face peer pressure at Halloween gatherings, and young trick-or-treaters fall victim to drunk drivers far too often. […]

Halloween Drinking: Why Parents Should Really Be Spooked

As soon as the Halloween candy and decorations begin appearing in stores, kids start talking about their costumes. Can we buy this costume, or should we make it? Should I dress up as a superhero or a zombie? The questions are endless. But as kids turn into teens, the focus also turns from trick-or-treating with […]

Teenage Parties: Keeping Kids Safe In and Out of the Home

As a parent, you might feel like you’re finding yourself between a rock and a hard place. On the one hand, you want your children to be well-liked and enjoy spending time with their friends. On the other, you don’t want your children to be in danger by attending a party where people may be […]

Consequences of Alcohol in the Adolescent Brain

Most of us remember how exciting everything felt when we were young. Adolescents love to experiment, try new ideas and seek out new ways of doing things. In a healthy environment, these are great ways to learn, grow and develop. But when young people add alcohol to their natural drive for adventure, the results can […]

Teenage Alcohol Use: Signs, Symptoms and Treatment

Here are two sobering facts about teenage drinking: People age 12-20 drink 11% of all alcohol consumed 90% of alcohol consumed by teens involves binge drinking So, what do parents do if they suspect their underage child is using alcohol? Talk It Out’s community education and outreach program helps parents give their kids a way […]

How to Handle Teen Drinking

Empty bottles or cans under their bed. Bloodshot eyes. Slurred speech. Does your teenager exhibit one or more of these classic symptoms of alcohol use? Have you caught them drinking? What’s your response? And how do you parent with love when your teenager has clearly disobeyed the law, and your family’s rules? It’s never too […]

Summer Reading List for Parents

Another school year has wrapped up and that means your kids are one year closer to high school, or driving or (gasp!) college. As kids get older, their lives get busier and, unfortunately, our interactions with them can become less frequent. We know it can be tough to connect. Sometimes all you see is the […]