Talk through scenarios. Providing kids with a good example of when they may encounter alcohol or drugs, and peer pressure, can help them think through how to respond.

Help them find a way to say “No". Kids this age can use you as a great reason to avoid alcohol and drugs. “My mom won't let me play basketball if I do," or “my dad will ground me for a month."

Kids this age can use you as a great reason to avoid alcohol and drugs.