#62: What you don’t know about teen alcohol and drug use
How familiar are you with your teen's alcohol and drug habits? Perhaps they don’t touch them…By 15 more than 70% of teenagers have tried alcohol and the numbers keep on rising as they get older. Binge drinking typically begins around thirteen and peaks at eighteen years old. Cannabis is by far the most commonly used drug with almost half of teenagers saying they have tried it at least once. In this episode, I share why teens drink and take drugs, how it affects their brain, and ten strategies to educate teenagers about drinking and drug use and help them with substance abuse.
In this episode you’ll learn:
- How parents and their friends influence a teenager’s relationship with alcohol and drugs
- How alcohol and drugs change the structure and function of a teenager’s developing and vulnerable brain
- 10 strategies for educating teenagers about drinking and drug use and stopping them from substance abuse.
RESOURCES & LINKS:
Watch our FREE parenting workshop “How to Parent a Teenage Brain HERE: https://www.ologyonlinecourses.com/workshop