Toolkit

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Prevention TIPS for Parents

How Can We, as Parents, Prevent Underage Drinking and TIP the Scale in Iroquois County? LIMIT ACCESS Store any alcohol you have at home in an area that is not accessible to teens. Keep track of your supply. ESTABLISH AND ENFORCE RULES Communicate clear rules and consequences regarding underage drinking. Emphasize that you care about…

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Youth Prevention Education Programs

Life Education Center Wise Highs Program (Kindergarten – 6th Grade) The Life Education Center’s unique substance abuse prevention programs teach kids the skills they need to choose healthy lifestyles and avoid the dangers caused by abusing alcohol and other dangerous substances. Beginning in kindergarten and continuing through sixth grade in Iroquois County, the LEC’s curriculum…

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Underage Drinking Laws

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Talking & Listening TIPS: Underage Drinking

Open the door to real conversations about drinking by talking face to face – often.  Listen. Take advantage of everyday opportunities to discuss underage drinking with your teen, such as while watching TV, riding in a car, or eating a meal together. This is a conversation that needs to happen regularly and often. Conversation Starters…

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Know the Signs

Warning Signs of Underage Drinking The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) provides the following information on signs of teen alcohol use/abuse. Adolescence is a time of change and growth, including behavior changes. These changes usually are a normal part of growing up but sometimes can point to an alcohol problem. Parents and…

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