Why is alcohol the number 1 used and abused drug in America? Because everyone is persuading one another to do it, they tell each other “this will calm you down.” Also, there is heavy marketing to get people to do this. Most grownups’ homes have alcohol in the fridge because they drink it, and this allows kids to have easy access to it. More than anything, it is their friends who pressure them to try drinking and say it tastes good.
How can parents help their kids not get into drinking
* Educate them about it; why it is not good for them.
* Explain to them what alcohol can do to their bodies, and their brains.
* Also the best role models are those parents who do not do it themselves.
* Get books on the topic from the library for your kids.
* Let them watch videos of people who have drunk and got in trouble because of it.
What 5 things to say or do if someone is offering you Alcohol:
1. Just say, “No”. This is the easiest thing you can do, but it sometimes feels like the hardest.
2. Say: “Why do you keep telling me, when I said “NO?””
3. Say, “I don’t want my breath to smell and throw up”.
4. Simply walk away.
5. Say: “I’m sorry; I don’t want to kill my brain cells.”
It takes a lot of work to make a car, and one drunk person to send it to the junk yard.
“One reason I don’t drink is that I want to know when I am having a good time.”
–Lady Astor


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