Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tips for parents about underage drinking

News Times (Danbury, CT) May 16, 2011

"The Governor’s Prevention Partnership and the Connecticut State Police are urging parents to talk with their teens about the dangers of underage drinking and drug abuse especially since a new study found that as underage drinking is becoming more normalized, parents have trouble talking to their children.
In new study shows that: teens report almost half (45 percent) do not see a 'great risk' in heavy drinking; only 31 percent of teens strongly disapprove of teens and peers their age getting drunk; a majority of teens, 73 percent report having friends who drink alcohol at least once a week.
*One in three (32%) said they drank to 'forget their troubles;' nearly one in four (24%) said they used alcohol to help deal with problems at home; one i five (20%) of teens reported they drank to “deal with the social pressures and stress of school." Read More

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