Making One Choice to avoid using any substance before age 21 protects the brain during its development.

Support your child’s choice not to use by pledging to:

  • Remember that 90% of addiction begins before age 18
  • Require adult supervision at all adolescent social events
  • Support drug free schools and activities
  • Enjoy screen-free family meals regularly
  • Drink alcohol in moderation, if at all
  • Demonstrate both love and discipline to my children 
  • Establish rules regarding friends, phones, and curfews
  • Maintain a no-drug/no-alcohol rule for minors
  • Lock up and monitor all alcohol and medications in the home
  • Spend regular and undistracted one-on-one time with each of my children