I already talk to the young people in my life about the dangers of alcohol. Is it really important to also secure and monitor my alcohol at home?
- Yes. Two out of three teens, aged 13-18, say it is easy to get alcohol from their homes without their parents knowing about it. It isn’t about “trust”. Minimizing access to alcohol creates a barrier and can protect children from harm.
I’ve seen more information in the news lately about the health risks of alcohol use. Does alcohol REALLY cause cancer?
- Yes. Even moderate use may increase your risk of at least seven different types of cancer.
Does alcohol really damage the developing brain?
- Alcohol consumption by adolescents and young adults may have profound effects on brain structure and function.