• Ask them not to drink – set rules and monitor these rules
  • Suggest alternatives to your teenager, such as non-alcoholic beers, wines and cocktails
  • If you or another parent drops off and picks up, you have control of what time they arrive and what time they go home
  • Most underage drinking is done before and after the disco
  • If your teenager knows they will have to face you or another adult at the end of the night they may drink much less, if at all

Tell them never to:

  • leave a drink around where it could be spiked
  • mix drugs and alcohol
  • drink and drive or take a lift with someone who has been drinking or taking drugs
  • or leave a party or club alone

Information from the HSE’s Straight Talk: A Guide For Parents On Teenage Drinking

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