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Ask the Expert: How to Talk with Teens about Alcohol *Sweeps Winner Announced*

Posted by on Aug. 19, 2013 at 3:46 PM
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We know it's not always easy to talk to teens about underage drinking.  Our expert is here to help!

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MJ will be answering your questions in the hopes of helping you start a meaningful conversation about alcohol with your teens. 

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by on Aug. 19, 2013 at 3:46 PM
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johnny4ever
by on Aug. 19, 2013 at 8:41 PM

At what age do you discuss Alcohol with your children?

Wish2Be
by on Aug. 19, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Do you think that showing them the effects of alcohol by visual videos or graphic photos and documents of accidents would be too tramatizing for a teen?

dusky_rose
by on Aug. 19, 2013 at 11:03 PM

My 18 year old daughter will be going to college soon. While she will be in community college for a couple of years, after that she plans on going away to college, what would be your advice for her?


pittymama
by on Aug. 20, 2013 at 12:37 AM

would you talk about the consequences of alcohol consumption?

pittymama
by on Aug. 20, 2013 at 12:37 AM

how would you go about talking to your kids about drinking, when you yourself enjoy drinking? 

Bob192
by on Aug. 20, 2013 at 1:05 AM
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What is the best way to confront a teen that you find drinking?

Bob192
by on Aug. 20, 2013 at 1:07 AM

How do you let your teen know that you don't approve of the friends he hangs out with (becaue they drink)?

epykpysmom
by Member on Aug. 20, 2013 at 3:00 AM

Soon-=to-be 20 year old DD lives at University during the school year and on east coast during the summers.  I know that she experiments with alcohol when away from home.  Aside from talking to her about how to be safe when drinking (no drinking & driving, do not ride with someone who has been drinking and wants to drive, be aware of your surroundings, etc), what other things can I do to try to dissuade her from drinking?


Bmat
by on Aug. 20, 2013 at 9:46 AM

Is it true that alcohol destroys brain cells?

Bmat
by on Aug. 20, 2013 at 9:47 AM

How does alcohol cause behavior changes?

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