The Truth Is – Positive Community Norms

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.

Parents, it’s prom and graduation season. Take this time to talk to your teen about avoiding underage alcohol use. Click here to view our video:

Myths and Facts About Underage Drinking:  MythsFactsBrochure_508compliant

SAMHSA’s Family Guide to Underage Drinking Prevention (download digital version):


For more information, visit the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s website at: