Adolescence is a time of trying new things – and for some young people, this includes trying alcohol. When it comes to teenagers and alcohol, it’s important to get informed and have some strategies ready to help your child avoid the risks of alcohol use.
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Alcohol consumption among women of childbearing age in the United States is a public health issue. When a woman drinks during her pregnancy she increases the risk of harming her unborn baby as well as her own body.
According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, any amount of drinking is considered at-risk alcohol use during pregnancy. In consensus with this recommendation, the U.S. Surgeon General advises that pregnant women should not drink any alcohol while they are pregnant. Excessive alcohol consumption is a risk factor for miscarriage due to damage to the developing cells of the baby.
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The WHY Coalition, formerly known as the Washington Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking (RUaD), is a partnership of 27 Washington State government agencies and organizations representing traffic safety, law enforcement, faith-based groups, education, public health, policy and rulemaking, and social services. Our mission is to prevent and reduce underage alcohol and marijuana use.
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Parents are arguably the most important person on a child’s side in helping them to avoid addiction to alcohol and harmful drugs. Teenagers who have regular, serious conversations about drug prevention with their parents are around 50% less likely to use drugs than those who don’t, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health of 2012.
Read further from American College of Pediatricians
COAP from Jing Li on Vimeo.
COAP is an online community for young people living with a family member’s addiction to drugs, alcohol or behaviour such as gambling. Over 5,000 messages have been posted by young people from all over the UK and worldwide to the message boards.
The online dimension of COAP appeals to young people who may be reluctant to talk to friends, teachers etc., but may be willing to open up to other young people in similar situations and exchange support.
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COAP message boards are now at our new home NACOA http://www.nacoa.org.uk/messageboards/
You, your child and alcohol is a booklet that offers parents advice and guidance on how to discuss alcohol with their child and encourages them to think about how their relationship with alcohol can influence their children.
The booklet was originally developed as part of a campaign by the Public Health Agency, the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, the Police Service of Northern Ireland, the Northern Ireland Office and the Northern Ireland Policing Board to tackle the issue of underage drinking.
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Being on holiday dinner as a child is something very different from being there as an adult, something you easily forget when to enjoy themselves and have a good time on vacation.
To know what Lukas (6) noticed while on holiday dinner with his parents, move around (left and right) on this Youtube video.
By AV-OG-TIL (Norway, June 2017)
Supporting pregnant women who use alcohol or other drugs: Barriers to care from NDARC on Vimeo.
Supporting pregnant women who use alcohol or other drugs – A Guide for Primary Health Care Professionals, is an evidence-based resource developed by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (Australia). You can download the document on the NDARC website – ndarc.med.unsw.edu.au/resource/supporting-pregnant-women-who-use-alcohol-or-other-drugs-guide-primary-health-care
The resource provides an overview of how to identify women who use alcohol or other drugs and support them with the treatment they may require.
How do you act when a minor younger sister or a brother asks to buy alcohol for them? Learning to say NO.
By Alko, the state alcohol retail monopoly in Finland (May 2017).
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Let´s Talk Drugs a ProjectKnow.com podcast.
ProjectKnow.com aims to inform parents and family members of those struggling with addiction, as well as addicts and alcoholics themselves, about the options available for treating addiction. With a library of original content as well as the introduction of content from our sister site Child.net (launched 1998, now merged here), and a national directory of teen resources, addiction therapists, treatment centers, and sober living providers, we educate in simple language. While ProjectKnow.com is not meant to take the place of advice from medical professionals, who should always be consulted regarding issues of substance abuse or potential behavioral health disorders, we do provide overviews and offer a referral service that can expedite the process of familiarizing yourself with use, abuse, dependency, treatment and recovery topics and options.
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