Survey Shows Importance of No Alcohol Message to Teens

Source: Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

New data from a national MADD/Nationwide survey of high school students shows that teens who receive a message from their parents that underage drinking is completely unacceptable are more than 80 percent less likely to drink than teens who receive any other message.

The data was released in conjunction with PowerTalk 21 day—April 21st—the national day for parents to talk with their teens about alcohol. MADD knows that informed, caring parents can make a difference and offers resources to help them through the Power of Parents® program, sponsored by Nationwide Insurance®.  Download the latest version of the parent handbook for tips and tools to help you start the potentially lifesaving conversation about alcohol with your teens.

This year, MADD will host free 30-minute online discussions throughout day on April 21st for parents and caregivers to learn the best way to talk with your teens, so that they really listen.  Find out more and register now at

Start talking on April 21st, and together, we can help prevent underage drinking and save lives!

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