This universal strategy is used to correct misperceptions and promote positive social norms so that the positive choices teens make become a positive influence on others. For example, most teens think it’s common for their peers to use alcohol, but surveys show most youth never or rarely drink.
Summertime offers a lot more freedom for teens. Click here to watch this video and talk to your teen about making responsible choices and the dangers of underage drinking: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiDjI2zAlYY&feature=youtu.be
Parents, check out our video for special events like dances, prom and graduation. Take time to talk to your teen about avoiding underage alcohol use. Click here to view our video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lny2O5ZuDmo
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SAMHSA’s Family Guide to Underage Drinking Prevention (download digital version): http://store.samhsa.gov/product/Real-Kids-Are-Curious-about-Alcohol/SMA10-4523
For more information, visit the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s website at: https://www.samhsa.gov/