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Alcohol Sense A resource for everyone.

You might not see it, but you can still talk about it.

Parents and adult influencers play a role in shaping a child’s beliefs and actions when it comes to alcohol.

No matter what age your child is, have conversations that guide kids towards healthy decisions when it comes to alcohol.

 

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Safe Night Out for Young Adults

Safe Night Out for Young Adults

March 31, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

A night out on the town can be fun, but when alcohol is involved, the risks of harm can increase. To minimize the risks to themselves and others, help young people make informed decisions about where to go, and teach them to pay attention to their surroundings.
Conversations That Teach Resilience: Young Adults

Conversations That Teach Resilience: Young Adults

March 31, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Have open conversations with your young adult that foster resilience to help them with challenges they will face throughout life with confidence.
Explaining Alcohol to Young Adults

Explaining Alcohol to Young Adults

March 31, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Young adults have a whole new set of responsibilities, including the ability to legally purchase and drink alcohol. Help them make healthy choices by talking to them about the effects of alcohol on the body.
Drinking, Driving, the Law and Young Adults

Drinking, Driving, the Law and Young Adults

March 31, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Talking to young adults about the laws around driving and driving after drinking can reduce the risk of harm for your child and others. Here’s an overview of BC’s drinking and driving laws and why we have them.
Responsible Young Adult Driving

Responsible Young Adult Driving

March 31, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Turning a 19 brings a whole new set of responsibilities, including the ability to buy their own alcohol. Help your child stay safe and not causing harm to others by talking about the responsibilities that come with being of legal drinking age and not to drink and drive.
A Guide for Young Adults and Alcohol

A Guide for Young Adults and Alcohol

March 31, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Young adults are increasingly influenced by peers, their own experiences and their knowledge of the world. Through your own behaviour, show them how to have a healthy relationship with alcohol by promoting a culture of moderation and responsibility.
Hosting Safe Young Adult Parties

Hosting Safe Young Adult Parties

March 31, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Whether still living at home or out on their own, young adults may want to throw a party that may include alcohol. As a parent, you can talk to your child about responsible drinking and how to plan and host safe parties.

Alcohol Sense Videos

March 30, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Listen to BC parents discuss their challenges and successes in talking about alcohol use with their kids.

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