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Teens & Alcohol

The Substance Abuse Prevention Collaborative (SAPC) is a grant program that works to prevent underage drinking and other drug use across Massachusetts.

Communication

Talking with your teen about the risks and consequences of alcohol use is essential to their well being

Revisiting Drugs & Alcohol with College Students

With college-aged kids home from school due to the coronavirus, now is a good time to revisit expectations around the use of drugs and alcohol.

Education

SAPC provides resources for parents and other adults to help them make informed decisions when it comes to alcohol and teenagers in their lives

What is Rethink the Drinks?

A campaign developed by the Substance Abuse Prevention Collaborative – a group of local communities, Braintree, Milton, Quincy and Weymouth—that aims to educate our communities about the legal and health risks of underage drinking and provide tools that support youth in building assets and resiliency.

How can we prevent teens from using alcohol?

Understand the Laws

Learn about the Social Host Law and the legal consequences of “furnishing alcohol” to minors

Know the Risks

For teens, alcohol can have may harmful health consequences, short-term and long-term

Talk to Your Teen

Opening the dialogue is the first step to talking with and educating your teen about the risks of alcohol use

Click below to learn more about prevention efforts in your community