Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Tip of the Month: November Mythbuster

  • Did you know?
    MYTH: “It’s better for kids to start drinking young so they can learn how to handle it.”
    REALITY: The adolescent brain is still developing—especially the part of the brain that deals with decision making. This places kids at a higher risk for academic failure, depression, suicide, sexual assault, teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted infection, and other substance abuse. Younger drinkers are also more likely to develop alcohol dependence.

  • Do you have a minute this month? When your teen is going out for the evening, take a minute to remind them about your family’s rules and consequences of underage drinking.

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