What can I do to reduce teen use of alcohol and other drugs?

To help prevent teen drug use, you can:

  • Show you disapprove of underage drinking or other drug use
  • Let teens know you don't want them to drink or use other drugs because you want them to be safe and happy
  • Show teens that you are a trustworthy source of information about alcohol and other drugs
  • Let them know you will notice if they drink or use other drugs
  • Teach teens tips for resisting peer pressure and ways to refuse alcohol or other drugs if they are offered them
  • Get involved in SCCUDD

Remember, it doesn’t need to be one big talk. It’s better to do multiple small talks.


Sources

https://www.samhsa.gov/underage-drinking/parent-resources/five-conversation-goals


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1. How many teens in Schuyler County use alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs?
2. What are the consequences of teen substance use?
3. Why do some teens choose to drink and use other drugs?
4. What can I do to reduce teen use of alcohol and other drugs?
5. I'm worried about someone's alcohol or other drug use. Where can I find help?
6. How did SCCUDD start?
7. What does SCCUDD do?
8. How can I get involved?