Because underage drinking is a serious problem across the country — as well as here in Pennsylvania — there’s a lot of helpful information available on the issue. This section features some of the most important points parents need to know in order to steer their children away from the risks associated with alcohol.
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The Dangers of Alcohol
Drinking alcohol can cause both short-term and long-term harm to a child. Learn the facts that every parent needs to know about how alcohol can affect their child’s health and well-being.
How Alcohol Affects the Brain
The brain is the control center for the body. When parents learn how alcohol affects the development of a young brain, they better understand why it’s important to prevent underage drinking.
Any Amount of Alcohol is Risky for Kids
Some parents think offering their kid a sip is harmless and may turn them off to alcohol. The truth is, offering a taste of alcohol could lead to abuse later on in life — and it’s against the law.
Understanding the Law
Pennsylvania has laws in place to protect children by preventing underage drinking. It’s important for parents to know these laws and the penalties associated with breaking them.