Clear rules protect against underage drinking!

Keep your child’s developing brain happy and healthy by helping them stay alcohol-free!

Chat & Set Rules

Parents’ opinions matter!

This TV spot encourages parents to share their strong disapproval of underage drinking to help protect kids’ developing brains.

Chat & Set Rules

Clear rules help prevent underage drinking!

This TV spot reminds parents that setting clear expectations about not drinking underage is easier than you might think.

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How to have the alcohol talk

Watch this video to learn helpful tips on how to start the conversation with your kids about not drinking underage.

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Get started stopping underage drinking

The first step to stopping underage drinking is spending time having fun with your kids. When you spend time in your child’s world, they’ll listen when you speak from yours.

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All kids need a parent’s help to stay alcohol-free

As a parent, you can help keep kids’ brains healthy and their futures bright, free from the harms of alcohol.

Here’s how:

Know and teach the harms early

Research shows you should talk to your kids about alcohol as early as age 9.2

Teach the Harms

Have fun together

When you spend time in your child’s world, they’ll listen when you speak from yours.

Have Fun

Set clear no-alcohol rules

Have a chat tonight. Make your disapproval of underage drinking clear by setting rules against it.

Chat & Set Rules

Know what your kids are doing

Get involved in your child’s activities—ask the 5 Ws and know what’s going on.

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Your influence is powerful

That’s the great news! Utah kids report the number one reason they choose not to drink is their parents’ strong disapproval.3

 

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Why prevent underage drinking?

Because it protects a child’s future. Alcohol affects a young, still developing brain very differently than an adult’s brain, impairing proper development and increasing risks of addiction, depression, suicide, injury, violence, academic problems and more.4

Learn the Harms

How can I help prevent my kid from drinking underage?

Here are some suggestions that can help keep your child alcohol-free. Spend fun time together, set clear “no alcohol” rules and stay involved in your kid’s life.

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Regularly checking in with your kids is important as it:
-Provides an open space to share
-Gives you insight on how to help your kids
-Helps build trust, strengthening your relationship
-Gives you insight into how to help your kids

Learn more on our website: parentsempowered.org/how/check-in/
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Regularly checking in with your kids is important as it:
-Provides an open space to share
-Gives you insight on how to help your kids
-Helps build trust, strengthening your relationship
-Gives you insight into how to help your kids

Learn more on our website: https://parentsempowered.org/how/check-in/

How can you talk with your kid about underage drinking? It’s simple, stay connected by being involved in your child’s day-to-day world. Then communicate your strong disapproval of underage drinking to help protect their developing brain from the harms of alcohol. See MoreSee Less

If your child has already started drinking underage and you suspect alcohol addiction, help is available. As a parent, stay supportive and involved. Your love and care are so important. Learn how you can help your kids via this link dsamh.utah.gov/ See MoreSee Less

If your child has already started drinking underage and you suspect alcohol addiction, help is available. As a parent, stay supportive and involved. Your love and care are so important. Learn how you can help your kids via this link  https://dsamh.utah.gov/

The Parents Empowered Mission

Meet Tiffany Clason. She’s the Executive Director at the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (DABC). But she’s also a mom. She knows that parents staying involved and having those important “no underage drinking” conversations are crucial to a child’s future success.

Sources

1 Utah Student Health and Risk Prevention [SHARP] Survey, 2019.
2 https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/136/3/e718

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3 Utah Student Health and Risk Prevention [SHARP] Survey, 2019.
4 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK37591/

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