Talking with a child about the dangers of substance use and showing disapproval of such behavior are key to shaping children’s attitudes and behaviors. 90% of Bulloch County Middle School youth report that their parents would think it’s Wrong or Very Wrong for them to drink alcohol. By 12th grade, this percentage goes down to 76%. Parents need to continue through their child’s high school years with a consistent message that drinking alcohol is not okay. Science tells us that the human brain is not completely developed until around age 25-26. Check out these resources to help keep your child on the right path.
To provide information and education regarding the harmful effects of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs on youth, as well as, provide referrals to treatment for those families adversely affected.