As we kick off 2019, instead of focusing solely on what we want to change, let’s remember to give ourselves some credit and recognize the things we’ve been doing well and doing often, such as keeping our kids healthy and safe.
Tuesday, January 22 marks the start of National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week – an excellent opportunity to start–or continue–the conversation about underage drinking with your kids and students. Use these five facts to guide you:
These numbers should be encouraging to you that every time you talk to your kids about saying YES to a healthy lifestyle and NO to underage drinking, it is making a difference.
Having the facts is important and as we work to keep the conversation going in 2019. Visit www.teens.drugabuse.gov to learn more about how you can get involved in National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, and follow along on Twitter by following #NDAFW.
Ready to take the conversation furter? Use our lesson on the medulla this week, which includes exercises on accessing appropriate resources, or check out our page for parents.
Underage drinking is down, and conversations are up – let’s continue the progress.
-The Ask, Listen, Learn Team