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
(616) 455-5000 or 800-678-5500

Wedgwood Christian Services
(616) 942-2110

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:
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

Talking to your kids

Marijuana Facts for Parents

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