Be Aware of Factors That May Increase the Risk of a Child’s Alcohol Use, Including:
- Significant social transitions such as graduating to middle or high school or getting a driver’s license;
- A history of social and emotional problems;
- Depression and other serious emotional problems;
- A family history of alcoholism; and
- Contact with peers involved in troubling activities.
Be a Positive Adult Role Model.
- Stay away from alcohol in high-risk situations. For example, do not operate a vehicle after drinking alcohol.
- Get help if you think you have an alcohol-related problem.
- Do not give alcohol to your children. Tell them that any alcohol in your home is off limits to them and to their friends.