Know that YOU are the biggest influence on your teen.
Talk Early and Talk Often with your child about the physical, social, emotional, & legal consequences of underage drinking and marijuana use.
Set clear rules to discourage underage drinking and marijuana use, and enforce the consequences.
Try to have as many meals together as a family as possible.
Talk to your kids about choosing friends wisely.
Secure all alcohol and prescription medication in your home.
Work with your kids to decide on refusal and exit strategies.
Monitor your child’s activities.
Talk to other parents about your rules and expectations.
Be a positive role model in your own decisions around alcohol.