This weekend Children’s Hospital Boston’s Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research (CeASAR) launched teen-safe.org, a website designed to offer parents both medical and practical information about the dangers of teen drinking and drug use, and offers tips on how to prevent drinking and substance abuse among their own teenage children.
Adults who have children graduating this year will be encouraged to visit the site, learn about the many risk factors associated with teenage drinking and substance abuse, then complete a short quiz that tests their knowledge of this very real and dangerous problem. When finished with the test parents receive a certificate of completion, which they are asked to send into school with their child as part of his or her “check-out” process for graduation.
Parents are the top provider of alcohol for teens
Parents accused of hosting a teenage drinking party in North Andover were arrested late Friday evening, after police found several empty beer cans and intoxicated minors on their property.
The incident was the third case this month where North Andover police officers busted up an underage drinking party, and the second case where a parent has been arrested in connection with underage drinking.