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Talking with Your College-Bound Young Adult About Alcohol [downloadable]

TalkingAboutAlcoholSAMHSA559Young adults still need and value their parents’ guidance as they make decisions about their future. One of these decisions will be about alcohol use at college—and parents represent the best source of advice on the issue.

Talk with your young adult about avoiding underage drinking, even if you suspect alcohol use during high school. Research suggests that teens who talked with their parents about alcohol avoidance strategies before they began their first year of college were more likely to avoid alcohol, limit its use, and spend less time with heavy-drinking peers.

Talking With Your College-Bound Young Adult About Alcohol is a free, downloadable guide from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for parents and caregivers of college-bound young adults. The guide contains information about the consequences of underage drinking and offers tips for engaging in a constructive dialogue with young adults.

Visit the SAMHSA website to view additional free materials from the Talk, They Hear You campaign.

Source:  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration | Talking With Your College-Bound Young Adult About Alcohol, https://store.samhsa.gov/product/Talking-With-Your-College-Bound-Young-Adult-About-Alcohol/sma18-4897 | public domain, published September 2018

Do you need someone to talk to? CHC can help. We invite you to call or email our Clinical Services Coordinators at 650.688.3625 or careteam@chconline.org to set up a free 30-minute consultation.

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