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Back-to-school underage drinking prevention tools

Summer’s over, and it’s back-to-school time. For students, the beginning of the school year means new routines, new friends, new stresses, and new social situations (football games, Homecoming, Halloween parties) where they’ll have easy access to alcohol. For parents, it’s an important time to connect with teens, talk frankly about the risks of underage drinking, and reinforce clear no-use rules about alcohol. For teachers and communities, it’s a critical time to be prepared with evidence-based tools to help prevent underage drinking and build students’ abilities to resist alcohol and make smart choices for their future health and well-being. Continue reading

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Taking the Pressure Out of Peer Pressure and Underage Drinking

[P]arents, teachers, and community leaders can adopt evidence-based approaches to help teens and tweens make smarter decisions, resist negative peer pressure, and become a positive influence on their friends and classmates. Along the way, they can arm teens and tweens with the facts to counter youthful myths about alcohol. In fact, community-based practitioners involved in underage drinking prevention stand in a unique position to provide information and resources to others in the community about helping youth understand and deal with underage drinking related peer pressure. Continue reading

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