Alcohol Use and Abuse

Tis the Season To Talk With Your Teens

About Drinking And Drugs

It's the holiday season when family and friends gather to celebrate together. It's also a time when many teens find the opportunity and access to experiment and use alcohol and other drugs. Many teens report that they obtain the alcohol they drink from their parents, friends' parents, siblings, or older friends, with or without permission.

Parents are still the strongest influencers in their children's lives. Among 10-18 year olds, 65 percent cite their parents as the leading influence for them not to drink. Help make this holiday season safe for teens by following these tips compiled by the Unified Prevention Coalition of Fairfax County. Download Tips

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