Tips for Parents on How to Prevent Teens from Getting Alcohol

As we discussed in our last post, parents play a major role in their children’s choices about alcohol. According to three years of data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 34% of youth aged 12-14 who drank alcohol in the past month got the alcohol they drank for free from a person

Alcohol Awareness Month: Underage Drinking

Each week during April, we featured a different theme in recognition of Alcohol Awareness Month. The final theme is Underage Drinking. Parents play a major role in their children’s choices about alcohol, tobacco or other drugs. In a recent national survey of parents and teens by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at

In Maine, a little alcohol is still alcohol

Houlton, Maine has been making international headlines lately. And it’s not because of their ideal location for snowmobiling. Recently, a high school student brought attention to the fact that the Fentimans Lemonade he was drinking contained a small amount of alcohol, less than 0.05% according to the label. Fearing he would get in trouble at

Survey shows underage drinkers get alcohol from adults, younger girls drinking more than boys

A nationwide survey, being released today by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA), shows that more than half of the teens surveyed admitted to underage drinking and 40% of those teens got free alcohol from an adult. Among the youngest teens, girls were found to drink slightly more than boys, consistent with