Tell her you know the temptations to follow the group, but to call as soon as she feels pressured, etc. Let her know parties do get busted and then she's looking at an underage drinking fine, Court, classes and overseen by the Court. A typical teen thing can turn ugly really quick. Any way of letting her invite her friends to your home so you can make sure there is no alcohol? Remember, alcohol affects new "drinker" alot sooner. Lastly, if you know where the party is possibly being held, don't be afraid to call the police to check. Sounds rough, but rather safe than sorry. Happened to us and we called it in and thank God, he was convulsing on the floor at the party, medics were on hand and everything turned out okay. Hard lesson to learn but sometimes gotta do what we gotta do to keep them from doing it again until it becomes a true addiction or worse. Good luck and hope for the best.
at 3:00 PM on Jan. 1, 2009