Underage Drinking

How Parents Can Discourage Teenage Drunk Driving

Parents need to take the wheel when it comes to teenage impaired driving because your child’s life depends on it. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Experts also say that 15 percent of those deadly crashes […]

Drinking and Driving: The Right Message for the Right Age

Talking to your kids about drinking and driving should start long before they ever get behind the wheel of a car. The goal should be to give kids the facts and educate them, so they’ll make the right choices as they get older. Your message will evolve as your child is growing up. When they’re […]

Legal Drinking Age: Is It Ever Legal for Minors to Drink?

“Just a sip.” How many parents have said this to their children? It might seem harmless, but there is a legal drinking age for a reason. Don’t let the temptation to be a “cool parent” lead you to make bad decisions when it comes to underage drinking. Allowing children to consume alcohol before they reach […]

Holiday Drinking: Is it Legal to Drink with your Parents?

The holidays are often a great opportunity to teach underage family members about responsible drinking behavior. That doesn’t mean it’s okay for parents to allow their kids to participate in holiday drinking at family gatherings. In fact, it’s not legal in North Carolina for parents to supervise their kids drinking alcohol — no matter the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]