Tips for Teens: The Truth About Alcohol SAMHSA Publications and Digital Products

Tips for Teens: The Truth About Alcohol SAMHSA Publications and Digital Products

Based on lesson plans from SAMHSA’s Reach Out Now Initiative, the app can easily integrate with instruction in 5th- and 6th-grade classrooms. Screening youth for alcohol use and AUD is very important and may prevent problems down the road. Screening by a primary care provider or other health practitioner (e.g., pediatrician) provides an opportunity to identify problems early and address them before they escalate. It also allows adolescents to ask questions of a knowledgeable adult.

Used their ingenuity to push prevention work forward, even when COVID-19 made gathering in person impossible. NDAFW was created to improve the prevention and awareness of substance misuse in communities and nationwide by connecting everyone, from scientists, students, and educators to health care providers and community partners. Recent research tells us that how youth and young adults perceive harm from drugs and alcohol is often wrong. SAMHSA’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) from 2020 shows that 57 percent of youth ages 12 to 17 did not think there was great harm in having five or more drinks once or twice a week. Even more concerning is that as many as 62.6 percent of those in that age group did not think it was very harmful to smoke marijuana once or twice a week.

Talking With Your College-Bound Young Adult About Alcohol: Parent Guide

Parents and teachers can play a meaningful role in shaping youth’s attitudes toward drinking. Parents, in particular, can have either a positive or negative influence. An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice. This fact sheet offers young adults information on living with depression, including depression and approaches to treatment.

  • This fact sheet, written specifically for preteens and teens, compares the myths with the facts about alcohol use and its effects.
  • It describes short- and long-term effects and helps dispel common myths.
  • From rural Montana to college campuses in Florida, the success stories from SAMHSA’s Communities Talk to Prevent Underage Drinking initiative offer compelling examples of drug and alcohol misuse prevention at work.
  • Alcohol is the most widely used substance among America’s youth and can cause them enormous health and safety risks.

It describes short- and long-term effects and lists signs of marijuana. A postcard-sized print public service announcement encouraging parents to talk with their children about alcohol and other substances. The percentage of pure alcohol, expressed here as alcohol by volume (alc/vol), varies within and across beverage types. Although the standard drink amounts are helpful for following health guidelines, they may not reflect customary serving sizes. A large cup of beer, an overpoured glass of wine, or a single mixed drink could contain much more alcohol than a standard drink. The consequences of underage drinking can affect everyone—regardless of age or drinking status.

Prevalence of Underage Alcohol Use, People Ages 12 to 20

This fact sheet is to inform parents how to effectively talk to their young adult about the risks of underage drinking. It describes short- and long-term effects and lists signs of tobacco use for youth. Either directly or indirectly, we all feel the effects of the aggressive behavior, property damage, injuries, violence, and deaths that can result from underage drinking. This is not simply a problem for some families—it is a nationwide concern.

An annual report on each state’s (including the District of Columbia) performance in enacting, enforcing, and creating laws, regulations, and programs to prevent and reduce underage drinking. This fact sheet offers cited facts about alcohol use among college students. The fact sheet covers age ranges, myths about alcoholism gender trends, and alcohol use consequences. Thank you for your continued support in preventing substance misuse and its harmful effects. With your dedication and efforts, our prevention work can literally save lives. It describes short- and long-term effects and lists signs of cocaine use.