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ALCOHOL - POTENT DANGER FOR YOUTH

Alcohol is illegal for young people for a good reason:

  • Alcohol causes even more damage to teens' health than to adults' health
  • Young people continue to grow into their 20s.  Alcohol can slow the growth you see, like bone growth.
  • Alcohol can also get in the way of the growth you can't see -- the brain, reproductive system, and the liver.  These organs muture throughout the teen years.
  • Alcohol contributes to bad choices, such as, violence, school attendance, and more.

Take steps on home:

  • Keep a track alcohol in your home. All Ways sure teens can't Use without your knowledge.
  • Tell teenager that the base legitimate drinking age is 21, and that drinking can bring about genuineHealth as well as safety consequences to teen and legal consequences for the person who provide the alcohol.
  • Converse with your children about how to say no to a beverage. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism recommends these reactions:
    • No thank you.
    • I don't feel like it. Do you get any soda?
    • Alcohol is not my thing.
    • Are you talking to a me? so Forget it.
    • You're pressuring me.so I said no.
    • Back off.

Take a steps in your community :

REPORT UNDERAGE DRINKING:

CALCASIEU PARISH HOTLINE:

Stand up, and spread the news that you don't need other individuals serving liquor to your high schooler or approving adolescent drinking. Quiet can be misjudged. Let your companions, neighbors, and relatives realize that the base drinking age is an approach that ensures high schoolers, and that you don't need your adolescent to drink.

  • Converse with the folks of your teen's companions. Tell them that youngster drinking postures inadmissible dangers and that you don't need - or expect - anybody to permit your teenager to drink liquor.
  • Converse with grown-ups who host youngster gatherings. Tell them that 86 percent of folks backing the legitimate drinking age and an incredible 96 percent of grown-ups concur that it is not alright to serve liquor to somebody else's high schooler - and not alright to choose not to see to teens' liquor utilization.
  • Converse with your school board, school principals, educators, and mentors. Tell them that it is hazardous, unlawful, and flippant to support high schooler drinking. Request that they demoralize this movement.
  • Talk to the management at restaurants, town halls, other venue where teens partie can do. Let them know the parents in your community do not want teen to get access to alcohol .
  • Let local rules enforcement to know that you don't Avoid active policing of noisy teens parties. A noisy party may signal alcohol use; you can Ask them to check it out.
  • Tell local alcohol seller that you Don't mind waiting when they are check ID before selling a alcohol to any one . Limiting alcohol sale to legal purchaser is a important goal the time it take .

Check out what individuals and organizations can do for other ways to reduce teen alcohol access.

Don't serve alcohol to teens.

UNHEALTHY - IRRESPONSIBLE - ILLEGAL!!