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Prevention of underage drinking is aimed at reducing a young person’s risk of using alcohol or increasing factors that help protect them against alcohol use.
Parents strong disapproval is the #1 reason kids choose not to drink. Not just disapproval, STRONG disapproval.
This is one of the most effective ways to prevent underage drinking for 2 reasons:
Most teens who drink say they get their alcohol from friends and family.
Teens routinely say that parents are the No. 1 influence on their choice to drink, an even bigger influence than peers or celebrities.
Let's face it, it's difficult to start a conversation about alcohol use; the important thing is that you start.