Preventing Teenage Alcohol Abuse
The first step in preventing teen alcohol abuse is to discuss the problem with your teen. You should be calm and share your beliefs with your adolescent, but avoid scare tactics. Explain to your adolescent that the use of alcohol can have negative effects, and the consequences. Ensure that your teen understands the risks and consequences associated with the use of alcohol and discuss the appropriate punishments. Moreover, you should be very aware of your adolescent’s friends. Be aware of your teen’s whereabouts and who he or she hangs out with.