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Resources for parents on teens and alcohol

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Above the Influence
Above the Influence provides information on how to cope with drug/alcohol abuse. It gives tips for how to approach friends and family who have addiction problems. Also, it provides good information and suggestions for teens that are experiencing problems with drugs or alcohol.

BACCHUS
Boosting Alcohol Consciousness Concerning the Health of University Students
“A network of more than 32,000 student leaders and advisors who work with over eight million peers on more than 900 campuses throughout the world. Our affiliates are found on more than two thirds of four-year public colleges and universities.” The Web site includes alcohol education, information on alcohol poisoning, resources, and model college and university programs.

Brad 21
Be Responsible About Drinking
A foundation dedicated to informing people (specifically college-age kids) of the dangers of excessive alcohol consumption. This Foundation was founded by the family and friends of Bradley McCue, a Michigan State University junior who died of alcohol poisoning after celebrating his 21st birthday.

B.R.A.D. 21st Birthday Card
A service provided by B.R.A.D. in which a person can send a friend a birthday card that contains information on the dangers of drinking. Many students who received this card used it to make informed decisions about drinking on their birthday.

Center for Science in the Public Interest
General Information on College Binge Drinking

Century Council
This is a national independent nonprofit organization funded by America’s leading distillers that works with law enforcement, public officials, educators, parents and students in the fight against drunk driving and underage drinking.

Alcohol 101
Interactive program produced by the Century Council which helps students make safe and responsible decisions about alcohol on college campuses.

College Drinking Prevention “Snapshot”
A site with numbers showing the effect of alcohol on college students. A lot of good, basic information.

DRINKiQ.com
Sponsored by Diageo, the world’s largest spirits, wine and beer company, this site is a resource for those interested in promoting responsible drinking.

Duke University College Drinking
A site with information on binge drinking, with one article about how college students define a drink.

FACE
A nonprofit organization dedicated to alcohol education and awareness of the dangers of alcohol.

Facts on Tap
This site simply provides information on alcohol. It debunks several myths, has a quiz to determine whether or not a person has an alcohol problem, a list of do’s and don’t’s concerning alcohol, and a list of places one can find help.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism College Drinking Prevention
This government agency has two sites addressing college age alcohol abuse:

Stop Alcohol Abuse
This is a comprehensive portal of federal resources for information on underage drinking and ideas for combating this problem. It has three downloadable action guides for families, communities and educators.

SAM (Student Alcohol Management)
While this foundation has not implemented any specific educational programs as of yet, it was created in memory of Samantha Spady, who died of alcohol poisoning in 2004. It has promotional items available for people who want to spread the word on the dangers of alcohol abuse. The foundation plans to implement new alcohol education programs geared to younger students (specifically in middle/high school) as funding becomes available.

We Don’t Serve Teens
We Don’t Serve Teens is a national campaign to prevent underage drinking. The Federal Trade Commission prepared and maintains this site, which provides parents and others with tools and information to reduce teen drinking and related harm.

AlcoholEdu
An online program that serves all college students (regardless of whether they drink or not). This is the most widely used online alcohol prevention program in the world. Over 400,000 students from colleges and universities around the country use this program each year.