Nationally, alcohol is the most abused substance among teens, and the same holds true for teens in Homewood. Did you know that alcohol addiction is considered a pediatrically acquired disorder? In fact, 90% of adults that struggle with addiction began using before the age of 18.
This is the biggest reason we need to maintain a firm, consistent message of no alcohol use until 21 with our teens. Clearly communicate this expectation early and often. Click here for facts that you can share with your child in having those conversations and strategies that you can use to prevent underage drinking.