Underage & Teen Drinking

Here's what you need to know about underage and teen drinking, including how to talk about difficult situations, dealing with the wrong kind of friends, and more. Plus: Risks, treatment, and resources.

This Mom Sent a Thank-You Note to the Cop Who Arrested Her Daughter on Spring Break

She was happy her teen got home safely, and hopes she learned an important lesson.

Anheuser-Busch Wants You to Talk to Your Teen About Underage Drinking

A parenting expert offers tips for tough conversations about underage drinking with your teen, especially during prom season.

Here's Why Your 18-Year-Old May Soon Be Able to Drink in Illinois

A proposed bill in Illinois would let 18- to 20-year-olds drink beer and wine in restaurants with their parents' permission.

How to Talk to Kids About Drugs

Drugs are dangerous, no doubt about it. Betsy Brown Braun, author of "Just Tell Me What to Say," presents practical advice on how you can protect your kids.

How to Talk to Kids About Alcohol

When it comes to talking about alcohol, be straightforward. Betsy Brown Braun, author of "Just Tell Me What to Say," offers guidance on how to have a simple conversation.

When Should You Talk to Your Kids About Alcohol?

A new clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) urges parents to talk to their kids about the dangers of drinking.

Kids And Booze

Even before their teen years, children get tempted to try alcohol. Now's the time to encourage your child to resist.

Study: Kids Who Lose a Parent to Death or Divorce Are More Likely to Smoke and Drink

Could losing a parent lead to bad behavior in teens? A new study found that kids with an absent parent are more likely to smoke and drink. Here's how to minimize the risk.