Alcohol and Your Family
Mark Russell The state coroner today warned parents about the dangers of tolerating drinking at teenage parties after the death of 16-year-old Justin Galligan, who was king-hit by a gatecrasher at a Halloween party.
MELISSA DAVEY Six years ago Joel Smeaton's life was in tatters. His alcohol addiction had brought him to the edge of losing everything, including his son, but he was determined to turn it all around.
Evidence suggests that teenagers are drinking at a younger age and at risky levels.
DrinkWise Research shows that children believe that their parents should teach them about alcohol.
One of the greatest challenges that any parent will face is setting boundaries and establishing rules around alcohol use for their teenage children.
Nick Miller Teenagers who drink even small amounts of alcohol have significantly higher risk of abusing alcohol or engaging in risky sexual behaviour as young adults, research finds.