Prevent Teen Drinking

Summer is Peak Time for Teens to Try Alcohol

Memorial Day, prom night, high school graduation, school's out: These are the times teenagers may be especially pressured or tempted to try alcohol - the most widely abused substance among teens. In fact, more kids take their first drink in June or July than at any other time of year.

It's comforting to know that most kids don't engage in alcohol abuse. But those who do face huge risks to their health and safety.

Education and parental involvement play big roles in curbing underage drinking. Whether you are a teacher or parent, these free resources may provide a good starting point for this important conversation:

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