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