Parenting Tips

September 1, 2017
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Homecoming is Almost Here

Your Teen Still Counts on You! Homecoming — a rite of passage that often comes with higher rates of underage drinking — is an opportunity for parents to […]
September 1, 2017
Parent Resources Goodie Bag

Breaking Down “The Talk” into Little Bites

Research shows that parents are the number one reason teens choose not to use alcohol or other drugs, and the best way to share your expectations is […]
August 11, 2017
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New Brochure: Parent Tips for Teen Parties

Community the Anti-Drug is committed to providing resources to support parents in keeping youth drug and alcohol free. The brochure Parent Tips for Teen Parties (also available in […]
June 15, 2017
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Turn Up the Conversation Heat

June/July are Peak Times for Teen Drinking & Drug Use Summertime presents our teens with a lot of unplanned free time and unexpected social pressures. Teens may turn to […]
April 13, 2017
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Lock it Up!

Where do kids get alcohol? Well, we asked them.  Of those who drank alcohol in the previous 30 days, 12% of the 8th graders, 22% of the […]
March 20, 2017
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Spring Break: Vacation from Routine Not from Rules

Research shows unsupervised youth (whether home or on vacation) are 3 times more likely to engage in risky behaviors. The good news is that when parents/guardians […]
February 27, 2017
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Strengthening Bonds To Keep Your Child Safe

The Nighttime Chat is the New Bedtime Story! How do you stay involved with your child when school and social activities involve you less and less? A […]
February 15, 2017

Communication is Key

Results of the Illinois Youth Survey show that most Deerfield High School and Highland Park High School students — 70% — choose to be alcohol free. […]
January 19, 2017

How to Keep Your Cool with Your Teen

We have all heard it before: Don’t let your emotions get the best of you when your teen’s emotions go into overdrive. Easier said than done, […]