An article from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution highlights a recent study linking underage drinking to a greater propensity towards future alcohol abuse, especially among those already pre-disposed towards alcohol dependency.

With our Ask. Listen. Learn: Kids and Alcohol Don’t Mix program, we seek to start a conversation among middle-school students, with each other and with their parents, about the dangers of underage drinking. We also emphasize that this is a dialogue that must extend through high school and on to college.

The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility has long believed that parents wield the power to influence their kids to say “yes” to a healthy lifestyle and “no” to underage drinking.

Check out our Ask Listen Learn website for tips on talking with kids about alcohol.