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Video: Teenage drinking and alcohol use: what to do

12-15 years

Tom is 16 and has been brought home drunk by the police. His parents are glad he’s home safely, but they want to talk to him about his behaviour and include him in deciding the consequences. This video demonstration with actors shows parents working together to address their son’s teenage drinking and alcohol use. An adolescent physician talks about the positive strategies used by the parents.

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