Teens who didn’t drink in high school may become vulnerable to alcohol abuse in college.
When tweens and teens are out of school for winter break, they can be tempted to use alcohol or other drugs. You can make a difference and encourage your students to make healthy choices.
- Talk with them and make sure they know your family rules and that you don’t approve of underage alcohol use, tobacco use, or illegal drug use. Our website can help.
- Create a family plan and talk about the rules and consequences for use in your family.
- If you have a student in college, check out College Drinking Prevention for the latest research and ways to help support your student.
Have a challenging family? The New York Times asked crisis negotiators for tips to help keep family conflicts in check.
Even in the calmest of families the holidays can be difficult, especially if it is the first holiday after a death or other major changes.
For kids, this website has some great tips to keep stress low.
And the Mayo Clinic has wonderful tips for adults to help make the holidays more fun and less stressful.