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HOW PARENTING AND CONVERSATIONS AFFECT ADOLESCENT ALCOHOL ABUSE

Kids who drink are more likely to be victims of violent crime, have serious problems in school, be sexually active at earlier ages and be involved in drinking-related traffic crashes. Parents’ disapproval of youthful alcohol use is the key reason children choose not to drink. Choose any ideas that you may be comfortable with, trust your instincts, and engage in conversations with other Montana parents by joining the private Facebook group.

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Even a Small Amount of Perceived Parental Acceptability Can Lead to Substance Abuse

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Conversation Starter

Your son asks to go to a party.  You have heard that alcohol will be involved.

What should you Say?

“No, you can’t go.  You know how I feel about you drinking.  I will not allow you to go to a place where there will be alcohol.”