Alcoholism is a serious problem that affects millions of adults today, but it can also affect the lives of children and teens. An addiction to alcohol can affect your life in a number of ways, such as interfering with your ability to perform at work or school and to handle other responsibilities that may be important in your life. It can also cause issues with your personal relationships and can have a considerable and damaging impact on your health. Read the rest of this entry »
August 19th, 2013 Comments Off posted in Uncategorized
One common question that parents tend to wonder about is if they should drink in front of their children. While the answer will vary based on the specific parent that you talk to, for the most part it is really okay to drink in front of your kids as long as you do it responsibly . If you have problems controlling yourself when you drink, you should probably avoid it when your kids are around, and you should never really be drunk in front of your children, especially if they Read the rest of this entry »
May 30th, 2013 Comments Off posted in Uncategorized
Conversations about alcohol abuse and addictions can be difficult to have with your children. However, if you begin these talks while your children are young and you set a good example, it will be easier to set limits as they get older.
Your children will receive a lot of information about alcohol from the media, their friends and their teachers. As a parent, it is important for you to discuss the messages your children get from other sources because those messages may not be accurate. By having candid conversations about alcohol with your children and teens, they will Read the rest of this entry »
March 23rd, 2013 Comments Off posted in Uncategorized
Alcohol is everywhere! In kids’ films, games, television, advertisements on the street–alcohol advertisement permeates every facet of our lives. It is probably easier for your child to get alcohol than it is for him to get into an R-rated movie. The good news is that as a parent, you can tame your child’s exposure to alcohol advertising and his decisions in regards to underage alcohol consumption.
Studies show that children who have never tried alcohol are more likely to start drinking during times of stressful transition, such as Read the rest of this entry »
June 27th, 2012 Comments Off posted in Uncategorized
While it can be fun, alcohol consumption is extremely dangerous. Drinking in moderation can help you feel comfortable in social situations, loosen up with your family and friends after a stressful day of work, or feel a little happier at dinner. But after a couple drinks, perhaps you’ve gotten a little bit too happy, and you’ve loosened up a little bit too much. You were drinking with some friends, but now it is getting late, and you should be getting home soon. Too many people in this situation decide to get in the drivers’ seat, believing that Read the rest of this entry »
November 21st, 2011 Comments Off posted in Uncategorized
If you are planning a night out with friends at your local bar or tavern, it is crucial that you determine who is the designated driver beforehand. Establishing a designated driver before leaving for a night out on the town will help keep everyone safe on the roads.
Driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated are leading causes of death and injury in young people. Even a few drinks is enough to affect judgment and reaction time. Often, a driver is impaired without even knowing it. Thus, determining who will be the designated driver beforehand will ensure that Read the rest of this entry »
November 18th, 2011 Comments Off posted in Uncategorized
It is never too early for parents to begin instilling good values into their children. Just as parents teach kids how to say “please” and “thank you” and how to refuse rides from strangers, they should also teach their kids about underaged drinking. Naturally, the children must be old enough to understand the concept of taking a drink. However, the lessons do not have to wait until they are in their late teenage years. Quite often children are exposed to alcohol at very early Read the rest of this entry »
November 12th, 2011 Comments Off posted in Uncategorized
If we’ve learned anything from terrible made-for-TV movies on direct tv it’s that drinking and driving can be a really bad idea. If you’re constantly trying to figure out how to get your friends to give up their keys we’ve got a few suggestions.
Make Plans Ahead of Time: If possible, try to get everyone to agree to take a cab or public transportation home before you go out. If all else fails, make sure everyone gives you their Read the rest of this entry »
November 5th, 2011 Comments Off posted in Uncategorized
Having an honest and age-appropriate discussion about drinking with your children is an important step to teaching them to make good life choices. All kids must be aware of the dangers of drinking and must feel comfortable talking to their parents about the subject. Keep the lines of communication open by following these tips for talking to your kids about drinking responsibly.
Give your kids accurate, honest information. Don’t teach them that having one drink will result in irreparable damage. When they discover this Read the rest of this entry »
July 20th, 2011 Comments Off posted in Uncategorized
Alcoholism is not always easy to detect even in those we think we know best. Alcoholics often hide their drinking and after a period of time, their behavior may seem more like a personality defect than a drinking problem. If you are worried about a loved one, consider these points in determining if family members have alcohol addictions.
Does your family member have trouble with coordination and balance? Does he or she frequently slur their speech or smell of alcohol? Do their hands tremble and are they Read the rest of this entry »
July 19th, 2011 Comments Off posted in Uncategorized