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Parent Action Pack

If you’re the parent of a teen or a professional working with teens, check out the Parent Action Pack to find out how to have a conversation about alcohol and other common drugs.

With partnership support from the LCBO, Parent Action on Drugs (PAD) developed the Parent Action Pack, a free online and print resource that provides parents with a tool kit of essential facts and talking points about alcohol and other drugs, along with effective strategies to help them have meaningful discussions with their teens. The focus is on guiding teenagers to make healthier and safer decisions.

The Parent Action Pack is a unique resource that brings together information about alcohol and other commonly used drugs into one practical guide to encourage parents to talk with their teens throughout the year.

 The guide can be easily downloaded for free at parentactionpack.ca, and print copies are available by contacting PAD.

 

Safe Prom and Graduation Advice

LCBO store managers frequently ask area high schools for dates of upcoming dances, graduations and other occasions when students and graduates might try to obtain alcohol. LCBO staff also visit interested high schools prior to proms to advise students that they are on the lookout for underage customers and individuals attempting to purchase for them. In some communities, principals and teachers spend time at local LCBO stores on prom nights to help deter minors’ attempts to purchase alcohol.

 You can find more insight, information and tips through helloLCBO at 1-800-668-5226. The TTY numbers for the deaf and hard of hearing are 416-864-6898 and 1-800-361-3291. To receive them via email, click here.

More alcohol-related information resources include: • Teenage Brains and Alcohol Don’t Mix • Common Myths About Alcohol • Binge-Drinking Facts • Websites for Teens