Summer is a time for kids to experience freedom from school and spend time with friends and family. However, extra free time, lenient rules and less oversight also increases underage drinking. A survey by Caron Treatment Centers reveals 61 percent identified summer as the season kids...

Local police departments and the Drug Enforcement Administration will participate in National Drug Take Back Day on April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They will give the public the opportunity to prevent prescription drug abuse by properly disposing of potentially dangerous expired, unused...

Many parents wait until their children are in high school to talk about alcohol; however, research shows that parents should be starting these conversations before age 10. Of course, these discussions are better late than never, but the key when it comes to discussing alcohol...

The legal drinking age of 21 doesn’t stop all parents from allowing underage drinking in their homes. In our prevention work, we’ve heard quite a lot of reasons of why parents choose to allow their underage kids to drink. We’ve also found that a lot...

Spring break is a time for teens to experience freedom from school and spend time with friends and family. However, extra free time and lenient rules can also increase underage drinking, specifically binge drinking, and other risky behaviors. According to the Office of National Drug Control Policy,...

The days of “Just say no” are behind us and experts say teens need scientific facts about drugs and alcohol to be better prepared to make the right decisions. To help counteract the myths teens often receive about drugs and alcohol, the National Institute on Drug...

Underage drinking not only has serious health consequences for youth, but also costs the US billions of dollars. In 2013, underage drinking costs citizens of the United States $56.9 billion, according to data from the Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center. These costs include medical care, work...