Parents are the #1 influence in a child’s life.  Take the time to sit down and talk about your family’s rules and consequences regarding alcohol and other drug use.  Creating a unique plan together as a family can help build agreement and reduce alcohol and other drug misuse for your family. 

Check out this video for tips on -Talking with Teens about Drugs and Alcohol 

Under Construction: Alcohol and the Teenage Brain

Alcohol and Other Drugs

Do you know about your youth's alcohol and other drug use?

  • What substances are youth using?
  • Do you know why youth experiment with alcohol/drugs?
  • How can you help prevent or reduce your youth's alcohol/drug use?
  • Have you talked to your youth about your family's rules around alcohol/drugs?  Do you have rules and consequences?  Check out our "Families Rule" pamphlet to start the conversation.
  • What can you do to recognize the signs of alcohol/drug use with your youth?
  • Watch a "Talking to your Teens about Alcohol and Other Drugs" 6-part video series.


Healthy Relationships

Do you know how to discuss healthy relationships with your youth?

  • What does is mean to have a healthy relationship with your youth when we talk about alcohol and other drugs?
  • Should you as a parent provide alcohol to your underage youth?
  • What about role modelling?
  • What can you teach your youth about what to look for in a healthy relationship vs. an unhealthy relationship?




YOU are legally responsible for what happens on your property, in your home or for your child's actionsYou can be held liable;

  • Even if you are not present
  • Even if you don't know guests are drinking alcohol
  • Even if guests brought their own alcohol

When youth are involved:

The courts are likely to be even more critical of your actions if you bought or provided the alcohol for the underage event.