• Hear from experts.

    Topics include how to talk about drinking, how to recognize warning signs, and how to avoid legal consequences.

  • Family eating picnic together.

    The key reason kids give for not drinking is that they do not want to disappoint their parents.

  • Mother and son talking and laughing.

    Adolescents who drink before age 15 are four times more likely to develop alcohol dependence than those who begin drinking at age 21.

    CITATION: Hingson, R. W., Heeren, T., & Winter, M.R. (2006). Age at drinking onset and alcohol dependence. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, 160, 739-846.
  • Mother and daughter talking on couch.

    Nearly 20% of Vermont children try alcohol before age 13.

    CITATION: 2009 Vermont Youth Risk Behavior Survey
  • Father and son talking underneath tree.

    The first step in working to prevent underage drinking is to talk about it.

  • Mother and daughter reading and talking.

    Discuss underage drinking during the everyday moments you and your child have together.

  • Father and daughter talking on dock.

    Set clear rules, limit access to alcohol, and refuse to host underage drinking parties.

You can help prevent your child from using alcohol.

It’s never to early or too late to change how your child feels about alcohol. With tools and resources, we help parents talk to their children about the dangers of underage drinking and refuse to provide alcohol to minors.