Parents can also help educate teens about appropriate coping and stress-management strategies.
For example, 15- to 16-year-olds who use religion to cope with stress tend to use drugs significantly less often and have less problems as a result of drinking than their peers who do not use religion to cope.
and 6 p.m., immediately after school and prior to parents' arrival at home from work.
Teen participation in extracurricular activities has therefore been revealed to be an important measure in the prevention of alcohol use in this age group. "Adolescence and the Trajectory of Alcohol Use: Basic to Clinical Studies." Adolescent Brain Development: Vulnerabilities and Opportunities 1021 June 2004: 234-244.
Since effective treatment of teen depression can be a deterrent to alcohol use, parents who seek help for their depressed teen in a timely manner can also help prevent their adolescent from engaging in underage drinking. "A Longitudinal Study of Coping Strategies and Substance Abuse in Adolescent Boys." Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse 16.2 Mar.