Halloween is approaching and many teens and young adults are looking forward to parties with their friends. As parents, we often worry whether that could involve underage drinking. Unfortunately, alcohol consumption can see a peak at this time of year. A recent study found that for first year college students, Halloween was one of the […]
Did you know that the average first use of alcohol by young people in the United States peaks in June and July? Every day in the month of July, an average 11,600 young people take their first drink. Also, young people report that alcohol is easy to obtain, and new forms of alcohol distribution, like online ordering, […]mobile app, prevention, Talk. They Hear You., Underage drinking
The holidays are a time for fun and celebration, but, unfortunately, also a time of risk for young people. On an average December day, more than 11,000 young people, aged 12 to 17, will use alcohol for the first time. Some of these young adults will not make it to the new year, as nearly […]college, Frances M. Harding, Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking, prevention, Talk. They Hear You., Twitter, Underage drinking, underage drinking prevention, Youth, youth adults
October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, sponsored by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). This national observance calls attention to the essential role substance use prevention plays in promoting safe and healthy communities. The theme for this year’s observance is Prevent. Achieve. Succeed. We know that substance use can stand in the […]Building Blocks, National Prevention Week, National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, NSDUH, Talk. They Hear You.
Lemonade by the pool, the smell of fresh cut grass, relaxing with friends and family. Summer means all these things, but, unfortunately, it can also mean a time of increased risk for youth. In June and July, the average first use of alcohol by young people in the United States peaks.1 Every day in the […]caregivers, parents, Talk. They Hear You., Underage drinking