List: resources to teach teens good choices

Mother and daughter talking

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) The organizers of a national program say every 15 minutes, someone dies as the result of an alcohol-related collision. That’s the motivation behind “Every 15 Minutes.” The powerful program demonstrates to teens the dangerous consequences of drinking and driving or texting and driving.

School-based alcohol prevention programs are crucial to helping reduce and eliminate alcohol use among teens. If your school doesn’t have a program, there are resources nationally and in West Michigan to help parents talk to teens about substance abuse.

>>> Every 15 Minutes: Part 1

>>> Every 15 Minutes: Part 2

Local Resources

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services
pinerest.org
(616) 455-5000 or 800-678-5500

Wedgwood Christian Services
wedgwood.org
(616) 942-2110

Teens & Drinking

How to talk to your child about alcohol:

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism: Make a Difference
http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/MakeADiff_HTML/makediff.htm

Talk. They Hear You.
Underage Drinking: http://www.samhsa.gov/underage-drinking
Parent Resources: http://www.samhsa.gov/underage-drinking/parent-resources

Too Smart to Start
http://toosmarttostart.samhsa.gov/families/talking/default.aspx

MADD Parent Handbook
http://support.madd.org/docs/madd_handbook_email.pdf

Celebrating Safely (Graduation)
http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/GraduationFacts/graduationFact.htm

For Middle School Students

Information on Alcohol and Resisting Peer Pressure
http://www.thecoolspot.gov/

Preventing Childhood Alcohol Use
http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/adolescentflyer/adolflyer.htm

Teens & Marijuana

Talking to your kids
http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/marijuana-facts-parents-need-to-know/talking-to-your-kids-communicating-risks

Marijuana Facts for Parents
http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/marijuana-facts-parents-need-to-know/letter-to-parents

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