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Youth Alcohol Prevention: What Should You Know?

Casco Bay CAN Communities Talk Video:


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
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
Growing Up Drug Free: A Parent’s Guide to Prevention
Answering Your Child’s Tough Questions About Alcohol
Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey- High School Students 2019
Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey- Middle School Students 2019
Current Alcohol Use in Maine
Substance Use Among Young Adults 18-25 in Maine
A Family Guide for Teen Parties
Your Teen & Alcohol: Parents’ Checklist
How To Talk To Your Kids About Drugs If You Did Drugs
What Parent’s Should Know About Teens, Drinking and Drugs