Statistics from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism tell us that by the age of 15, 33 percent of American teens have tried alcohol. Those numbers tend to increase as they reach their late teen years.
In fact, those between the ages of 12-20 drink 11 percent of all alcohol consumed nationwide.
Because drunk or impaired driving is a scourge on the nation that presents a host of injuries, parents of teens are in a unique position to have critical conversations about alcohol and other drugs with their children.
In this issue, the Alaska personal injury lawyers at Barber & Associates will give you tips on how to get the conversation going with your child.
How to Talk With Your Child About the Dangers of Alcohol and Other Drugs
- Keep your sentences simple, and ensure that your rules are easy for your child to understand and remember.
- Follow through on consequences.
If you set boundaries and punishment for drinking or taking drugs, be sure to follow-through. Otherwise, your warnings will come across as weak and meaningless.
- Post your rules.
Whether it’s on the refrigerator door or on a bulletin board, your rules regarding alcohol and drug use should be posted for all family member to see so that message is constantly reinforced.
If you’re injured by a drunk driver, call the Alaska personal injury lawyers With Barber & Associates.
Drunk driving literally is a scourge. The influence of alcohol and drugs can drastically change a person’s personality and severely limit their ability to make sound judgments.
If you’ve been injured by an impaired driver, call us at Barber & Associates. We’ll work tirelessly to secure the justice and compensation to which you’re entitled.