Many parents are concerned about alcohol as well as other drugs as their children grow up, and for good reason. Young people are at greater risk of alcohol-related harm than adults.
Relatively recent research has shown that the brain keeps developing until we’re in our mid-twenties, and that alcohol is more harmful than previously thought to young people. Findings include:
Alcohol contributes to the 3 leading causes of death among young people:
As a result, parents often feel overwhelmed as their children grow up and they have to deal with issues like alcohol and drugs.
Discover a range of resources to prevent them from developing problems:
Younger people are particularly vulnerable to alcohol related harms.
Tips on before, during and after the party.
A guide for having this important conversation.
Who are the biggest influencers in their lives?
Starting a dialogue with your child’s school and other parents is a first step.
Drugs can affect people differently making it hard to tell for sure that someone is using them.