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.
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services
(616) 455-5000 or 800-678-5500
Wedgwood Christian Services
Teens & Drinking
How to talk to your child about alcohol:
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism: Make a Difference
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
MADD Parent Handbook
Celebrating Safely (Graduation)
For Middle School Students
Information on Alcohol and Resisting Peer Pressure
Preventing Childhood Alcohol Use
Teens & Marijuana
Marijuana Facts for Parents