Tips for talking with your child about alcohol

Youth rely on the adults to help them make tough decisions and to provide advice. The advice given is especially important when it’s pertaining to alcohol and underage drinking. Below are some tips from Too Smart To Start to help guide your conversation with your child about the dangers of underage…..

Preparing for tough alcohol questions

Talking with your child about the dangers of underage and youth binge drinking is tough. As your child gets older, he/she will ask more challenging questions. Parents, it’s imperative to be prepared for these questions so you can answer them thoroughly and honestly. The Underage Drinking Prevention National Media Campaign has highlighted…..

Shocking statistics on underage and youth binge drinking

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health is now available! Keeping up with the most recent statistics on underage and youth binge drinking is imperative for taking a proactive approach in preventing the problem. Listed below are some highlights pertaining…..

Why should governments care about reducing underage and youth binge drinking?

An elected or public official assumes a very important and unique leadership role within a community. With that role comes responsibility to protect public health, safety and overall quality of life. Underage and youth binge drinking contributes significantly to crime, violence and a variety of poor social, health, education and…..

It takes a community to teach prevention

October 23-31 is Red Ribbon Week, a week dedicated for, “People and communities to unite and take a visible stand against drugs.”  People all across the nation have been displaying Red Ribbons as a symbol of intolerance towards the use of drugs for 27 years. This year make sure you sign the pledge…..

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