3. Set expectations around adolescent drinking

Set family expectations

Communicate with your children about your concern in relation to adolescent drinking. Let them know that you care about them and want to know where they go and who they are with, particularly at night.

Set community-wide expectations

Talk to other parents and adults in the neighbourhood and/or school about drinking. Let young people know that delaying drinking is the best strategy to reduce harm. If you have children, seek to develop a network of parents of your children’s peers and friends. You can discuss your expectations about alcohol and share strategies.