It’s time to talk. According to the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), more young people try alcohol for the first time during June and July than at any other time of year. That’s why it’s especially important for parents to begin– or continue – the conversation about underage drinking during the summer months.
Summer time means more family time, and more time for parents and kids to connect. Talk to them about the dangers of underage drinking.
SAMHSA’s “Talk. They Hear You.” app can help parents prepare for one of the most important conversations they may ever have with their children. This free app, available through the App StoreSMExternal Web Site Policy, Google Play™External Web Site Policy, the Windows® StoreExternal Web Site Policy, and Windows® Phone StoreExternal Web Site Policy, features an interactive simulation that uses avatars to help parents practice bringing up the topic of alcohol, learn the questions to ask, and get ideas for keeping the conversation going.
Additional resources and information about the campaign and underage drinking prevention is available at http://www.underagedrinking.samhsa.gov.