Parents: What You Think Matters

90%

Less Likely


Kids who delay using alcohol till age 21 are 90% less likely to become dependent as adults1

73%

More Talks


Conversations about underage drinking between kids and their parents have increased by 73%, from 2003-2016.3

65%

Less drinking


Lifetime alcohol consumption among 8th graders has declined from 70% in 1991 to 25% reported in 2019. 2

2018

Illinois Youth Survey


Study shows that alcohol continues to be the most widely used drug among teens. 1

TALK TO YOUR KIDS ABOUT THE RISKS OF UNDERAGE DRINKING, AND MAKE SURE THEY KNOW THEY'LL GET CAUGHT IF THEY TRY IT.
TALK TO YOUR KIDS ABOUT THE RISKS OF UNDERAGE DRINKING, AND MAKE SURE THEY KNOW THEY'LL GET CAUGHT IF THEY TRY IT.

CHANGE IT UP.

Times are stressful right now! That’s why it is more important than ever to talk to your child about the risks of underage drinking.


A study conducted by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA) found that teens who were under high amounts of stress are more likely to abuse alcohol.

This means that in these tiring times, your child needs more support than ever before. Talk to your child about the risks of underage drinking and make sure they know you are there to support them and help keep them alcohol free. Don’t feel deflated. Go through this change together.