Kelli A. Komro, M. Toomey, M.
Underage drinking is illegal, but it is one of the biggest problems plaguing parents and authorities around the world. One weekend of fun to try and experiment with alcohol becomes a habit, and before you know, the teenager ends up drinking more than he or she can handle. MomJunction discusses the evils of teenage binge drinking and how you can groom your children to prevent underage drinking.
They Hear You. Learn what you can do to prevent your child from drinking. Be a Positive Adult Role Model.
Teen alcohol use kills around 4, people each year. In addition, teens who engage in underage drinking and drug use are at a higher risk for other dangers such as date rape and acts of violence. MADD offers researched-based programs to help families protect our kids and communities. Here at MADD Tennessee, we are proud of the work of our staff and volunteers who spoke to almost 12, students in 56 schools and youth retreats across Tennessee in the school year!
In Iceland, teenage smoking, drinking and drug use have been radically cut in the past 20 years. Twenty years ago, says Gudberg, Icelandic teens were among the heaviest-drinking youths in Europe. And there was a lot of interest in why people took certain drugs.
There is a good chance your teen will be exposed to alcohol during his or her school years. Research shows there are six effective parenting strategies that can help prevent or delay alcohol use among youth. These corresponding tip sheets describe the six effective parenting strategies and provide detailed tips and activities to prevent or delay alcohol use among youth.
Parents can feel helpless about their children and alcohol. You might feel there is little you can do to prevent them from experimenting with alcohol underage or getting pulled into drinking unwisely. But countless studies have shown that parents have significant influence over the attitude and relationship their child develops with alcohol.
The time to start talking to your teen about underage drinking is now. Follow these tips to help prevent underage alcohol use. Think your teen is too young for you to start a conversation about underage drinking? Think again.
Another of the ads showed a teenage girl who got drunk at a party having sex on the lawn while dozens of her peers look on in judgmental amusement. The Australian government invested millions of dollars per year in the ad campaign, designed to prevent underage drinking by scaring teenagers straight. But the real question is this: Does the technique work?