How do you prevent your teen from binge drinking?

Binge Drinking


Asked by Anonymous at 3:59 PM on Feb. 25, 2009 in Teens (13-17)

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  • I know that a lot of people think that kids should not drink at all under age, but there going to,but when I was about 18 I started to drink, my family just told me that if I was going to I need to let them know where I was, and they would give me a ride, and I never drank unless I had a friend or two, guy or girl that did not drink, that my family and I trusted so that i knew i would be safe.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:11 PM on Feb. 25, 2009

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  • Report them to the police. This is wrong in so many ways and you could save a life.

    Answer by WinnieM at 7:39 PM on Feb. 25, 2009

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  • i would have them hospitalized in a mental health facility but thats just me. my parents did and i learned a lot about myself. i should of stayed longer.

    Answer by melody77 at 9:04 PM on Feb. 25, 2009

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  • Educate them on the dangers of binge drinking and find the scariest stories you can about teens dying from one night of out of control drinking.

    Answer by goaliemom93 at 10:17 PM on Feb. 25, 2009

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  • Its happening all over the US. Seriously I did not start drinking til college (17) yeah I started early. I drank and drank (gained sooo much weight and hurt myself in the process) No matter what you or anyone says its up to the person to step aside and take charge and choose to say no. If I had half the brains I do now...I would have never touched a single drop of alcohol.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:33 AM on Feb. 26, 2009

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  • I think that after all the education and consequences have been laid out there....its up to that teen to make the right choice. We can obviously not help them and not make it easy and make the consequences very steep, but in the end, what they put into their own bodies is not our decision. I am a parent of a teen and I have dealt with this behavior on a mild level. We are basically on the honor code right now. I can't control everything she does, but I can for certain not make it easy to get away with.

    Answer by momofsaee at 2:13 PM on Feb. 26, 2009

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  • call the police. That will stop it.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:48 PM on Feb. 26, 2009

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  • I started drinking at the age of 13. I stopped drinking at the age of 21, and only because I got pregnant. I was a very bad alcoholic and wished that I had some help. If I was able to get involved with school sports, youth groups, whatever I would have done it instead of drinking. But, that wasn't available to me because we didn't have the $. I don't know if it's too late but you could try finding out what these kids are really into and do whatever you can to let them

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:05 AM on Feb. 28, 2009

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  • Talk to them and i mean talk not yell. If you yell at them they will not call you when they really need you. They will do what they what and there not to much you can do to stop them. You could tie them up in there room and nail the window shut but there they will hate you for this. The best thing anyone can do is talk to them and try to make them understand that is could kill them and you do not want to lose them because you love them to much.

    Answer by ILoveConnor09 at 10:40 PM on Jul. 3, 2010

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