Programs + Resources

Youth Alcohol Prevention: What Should You Know?

What is a “standard” drink?

5 Tips for Monitoring Your Teen to Help Prevent Underage Drinking

Limit Access
If you have alcohol in your home, keep track of it and lock it up
Network
Get to know the parents of your pre/teen’s friends
Enforce Rules
Enforce your rules consistently and tell your pre/teen what behavior you expect from them while they are out
Check in Often
Ask your pre/teen where they will be and check in with other parents
Be Up and Be Ready
Wait up and look for signs of use

Additional Resources
Answering Your Child’s Tough Questions About Alcohol
Current Alcohol Use in Maine
A Family Guide for Teen Parties
Your Teen & Alcohol: Parents’ Checklist
Anonymous Tip Line