Talking to your student about 酒精 and other drug use
In a recent survey of NDSCS students:
- 82.3% of NDSCS students report that their parent's expectations or rules about 酒精 is an effective way to limit their 酒精 consumption.
- 82.1% of NDSCS students report that their parent's expectations or rules about limiting or controlling 大麻 非常有效的或有些有效的.
- 87.1% of NDSCS students report that their parent's expectations or rules about 其他药物 is an effective way to limit their drug consumption.
- 78.5% of NDSCS students report that their parent's expectations or rules about 特许经销商 is an effective way to limit their 特许经销商.
Learn about tips for talking to your Student About 酒精, Cannabis & 特许经销商. Click here to download the 家庭 Matters Guide.
New findings about adolescent brain development have opened up ways of thinking about teen behavior, and offer new insight into how parents can help teens understand the risks of drugs and 酒精. 例如:
- Scientific evidence reveals that the brain isn’t 完整的y mature until about age 25. The younger a person is when they begin using 酒精 or 其他药物, the more likely they will become dependent on that drug.
- One of the last areas of the brain to develop is the prefrontal cortex, which is responsible for processing information, 做出判断, 控制冲动, 并预见后果.
The NIAAA presents evidence-based information about risky drinking patterns, 酒精含量:饮料中的酒精含量, and the signs of an 酒精 problem, along with information about medications and other resources to help people who choose to cut back or quit drinking. The site also features interactive tools, such as calculators for measuring 酒精 calories and drink sizes.
An initiative of the 北达科他州大学系统, advocates for stronger prevention policies, collaborates in campus-community partnerships, and assists members of the consortium to develop assessment-based prevention programs.
**NDSCS ATOD预防小组. (2017). NDSCS 酒精, Tobacco, and Other Drug Survey Report. Wahpeton, ND: ND Higher Education Consortium for Substance Abuse Prevention.
父母的引导 is a program designed to be a resource for parents and includes tips for starting the conversation, handling questions from children and suggestions for prevention measures that are effective for children at their individual developmental stages.
Please see the 北达科他州家长领先 (Listen, Educate, Ask, Discuss) 网站 for more information on how to start this conversation.