• PARENTS UNITE TO PREVENT UNDERAGE DRINKING

    PARENTS UNITE TO PREVENT UNDERAGE DRINKING

We're providing parents of children of all ages, the opportunity to learn more about the dangers of underage drinking. Learn what our Montana communities are doing to prevent underage drinking.  Feel free to submit a story of what your community has done or is doing to keep youth active and drug free. 


Underage drinking prevention

Prevention of underage drinking is aimed at reducing a young person’s risk of using alcohol or increasing factors that help protect them against alcohol use.

Parents are the number one reason kids won’t drink.

Parents strong disapproval is the No. 1 reason kids choose not to drink. Not just disapproval, STRONG disapproval.

This is one of the most effective ways to prevent underage drinking, for two reasons. 

  1. Most teens who drink say they get their alcohol from friends and family. 
  2. Teens routinely say that parents are the No. 1 influence on their choice to drink, an even bigger influence than peers or celebrities.

There is a correlation even a small amount of perceived parental acceptability can lead to alcohol abuse.  The more clear and firm you make your “no alcohol rule”, the less likely teens are to drink.

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Let's face it, it's difficult to start a conversation about alcohol use; the important thing is that you start.

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