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          Presented by
Ms. Adelaida F. Hernández, MA. LCDC
        Martin High School
              Prevention:
     Build Your Child’s Self-Esteem




   Low self esteem can be of the main reasons teens turn
    to drugs and alcohol
   Key to keeping teens from using is to help them build
    their self-esteem.
   Teens are less likely to engage in recreational drugs
    and binge drinking if they have high self-esteem.
        PREVENTION:
    Develop Good Character
         Strong family relationships

        Lay a foundation of trust that can help in the
         teen years
        Offer a safe place with trusted information
        Teens are more willing to listen to their
T        parents when they warn against teen drug use.
R       Trust allow teens to feel safe coming to
         parents with concerns.
U
S
T     When teens trust their parents and have
     healthy relationships with them, they are
             less likely to do drugs.
             Consequences of
             Underage Drinking
    Consequences (short & long-term) that arise from
    underage alcohol consumption adversely affect:

   adolescents
   family
   the people around them
   society as a whole

    When you are armed with the facts,
    you can help your children choose
    not to drink alcohol.
1. When a person drinks alcohol, it travels
   through nearly every organ system in
   his or her body.




      True               False
             Facts About Alcohol
   Alcohol enters your
                                               Brain
    bloodstream within 5-10
    minutes.
                                    Mouth

   It passes from your stomach
    into your bloodstream and                     Heart

    then travels throughout your                        Stomach
    entire body.                       Liver


                                              Small
   It affects nearly every organ           Intestine
    system in the body.
2. Drinking alcohol can affect the way
   your brain works.


      True               False
Facts About Alcohol
3. Alcohol affects every person in the same
   way.


      True
      True                False
                          False
             Facts About Alcohol

    How alcohol affects a person depends on
    certain factors. For example:

   Weight: The same amount of alcohol more
    strongly affects a person who weighs less than
    a heavier person.

   Youth: Because their bodies are still
    developing, young people are more at risk to
    some types of alcohol damage.

   Gender: The same amount of alcohol typically
    affects women more than it does men.
4. Beer is less harmful to the body than
   other types of alcohol.

     True
     True                False
                         False
            Facts About Alcohol

A standard drink contains 1.2 tablespoons of pure
alcohol.




   12 oz.             5 oz.           1.5 oz
   Beer              Wine             Liquor
  5% Alcohol       12% Alcohol       40 % Alcohol
5. Heavy alcohol use over a long period
   of time may increase a person’s risk for
   getting some types of cancer.



      True               False
Facts About Alcohol
    What Families Can Do to
 Prevent Underage Alcohol Use


Establish & Maintain Good Communication



     Get Involved, and Stay Involved,
            in Your Child’s Life


 Make Clear Rules and Enforce Them with
Consistency and Appropriate Consequences
   What Families Can Do to
Prevent Underage Alcohol Use


        Be a Positive Role Model



Teach Your Child to Choose Friends Wisely




      Monitor Your Child’s Activities
       Provide a Clear Message
            About Alcohol


    Research shows that youth are:
   less likely to drink &
   have fewer alcohol-related problems

    when their parents discipline them and set
    clear expectations about alcohol.
     Discuss Family Rules About
              Alcohol

   Make it clear that it is your expectation
    that your children will not use alcohol if
    they are underage.

   Enforce the rules that you set.
    Discuss the Laws About
       Underage Drinking

Make it clear that drinking under the age of
21 is against the law.
    Teach Your Children About the
    Dangers of Underage Drinking

   Blurred Vision           Cirrhosis of Liver
   Blurred Speech           Muscle Weakness
   Bleeding Throat          Intestinal Cancer
   Brain Damage             Osteoporosis
   Addiction                Impotence (Men)
   Breathing May Stop       Infertility (women)
   Heart Disease            Fetal Alcohol
   Irregular Heartbeat       Syndrome (FAS)
   Stomach Ulcers           Death (Alcohol
                              Poisoning)

               Unhealthy choices!!
Monitor Alcohol in Your Home


Make sure that alcohol is not available at
parties given by your children in your home.




             Report Underage Drinking
               Call 1-888-THE-TABC
           Think Carefully About
         What to Tell Children About
          Your Own Experiences
    If you were an underage drinker:
   Share lessons that you learned from that experience.

   Explain that the decision to take part in underage
    drinking wasn’t a good idea then, and it is not a good
    idea now.

   It isn’t about your past. It’s about your children’s
    future.

   What’s important is that your children understand that
    you don’t want them to use drugs or alcohol.
    If You Drink, Be Sure to Drink
             Responsibly

   Don’t drink and drive.

   Consider not serving alcohol at parties that
    include your children.
   Highest Risk Periods for Alcohol
                Abuse

Major Life Transitions
Teens face social, emotional and
educational challenges
                                       Alcohol
Exposure to greater availability of:
1. alcohol
2. social activities
   involving drugs
  Teach Your Child to
 Make The Right Choice
                                Stop & Think
                               Before You Act!

 ALCO-                 HYPO-
             WISE      CRISY
  HOL       CHOICES




            CONSE-
EDUCATION   QUEN-     RISKS
             CES
    Valore la vida de sus hijos y enséñeles con buenos ejemplos.

   Haga que los                                     Hábleles con
      demás                                          frecuencia.
    participen.



Hábleles a
temprana
  edad.




 Demuéstre cariño, imponga reglas y mantega un ambiente seguro.
                             References
   National Institute on Drug Abuse:
    http://www.nida.gov
   Pssst:
    http://www.pssst.org
   Stop Underage Drinking: Portal of Federal Resources:
    http://www.stopalcoholabuse.gov
   Teen Drug Abuse Prevention:
    http://www.teenhelp.com
   Teen Self-Esteem:
    http://www.drug-alcohol-addiction-recovery.com
   Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission:
    http://www.tabc.state.tx.us
   The Cool Spot-The Young Teen’s Place for Information on Alcohol and Resisting Peer
    Pressure:
    http://www.thecoolspot.gov
   Time to Talk:
    http://www.timetotalk.org
   Too Smart to Start:
    http://www.toosmarttostart.samhsa.gov
   Underage Drinking: Talk EARLY, Talk OFTEN, Get Others INVOLVED:
    http://www.underagedrinking.samhsa.gov

								
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