Follow these five simple rules from the Marin Institute (www.marininstitute.org) to keep your child and other youth safe from alcohol.
1. Be a role model – Establish the family norm on alcohol use. Be aware of your choices and how they can impact your child.
2. Restrict availability – Reduce teens’ access to alcohol in the home. Know that you can be held liable for providing alcohol to minors who are not your own children.
3. Have an alcohol-free home – The simplest way to reduce access to alcohol!
4. Report alcohol providers – Identify retailers who sell to minors and report them to local police.
5. Build alliances – Know your child’s friends and their parents. Ask other families if they allow young people to drink in their homes.
"Those Who Host Lose the Most," is an annual public awareness campaign to educate adults about the legal ramifications and health safety risks of serving alcohol to teens.
For more information about underage drinking in your community, or to find out how you can become a part of the solution, please join us at the Lampasas High School Lecture Hall on Wednesday, May 18 from 6:00-8:00 P.M. located at 2716 South Hwy. 281, Lampasas, TX 76550.
offers both adolescent intervention and treatment programs. Education, individual counseling, family therapy, group counseling and referral to other resources are all part of a comprehensive effort to prevent or intervene in youth alcohol and drug abuse. Call us at 254-690-4455!– A recent survey revealed that more than two-thirds of teens get alcohol from social sources. It is important for parents to know that they can be the first line of defense against underage drinking.