Stopping Underage Drinking

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According to the National Institutes of Health:


Alcohol use by underage drinkers is a persistent public health problem in the United States, and alcohol is the most commonly used drug among adolescents. Accordingly, numerous approaches have been developed and studied that aim to prevent underage drinking. Some approaches are school based, involving curricula targeted at preventing alcohol, tobacco, or marijuana use. Other approaches are extracurricular, offering activities outside of school in the form of social or life skills training or alternative activities. Other strategies strive to involve the adolescents' families in the prevention programs.


One of the top thing they suggest is "Monitoring children's activities during adolescence" but how do you monitor your teens activities?  One of the best ways is to know where they are and where they have been. And the easiest most reliable way to do that is with a GPS Tracker.  A GPS Tracker provides many benefits including peace of mind, added safety, and prevention of speeding.


The article at the NIH goes on to say:


A strong relationship appears to exist between alcohol use among youth and many social, emotional, and behavioral problems, such as using illegal drugs, fighting, stealing, driving under the influence of alcohol and/or other drugs, skipping school, feeling depressed, and deliberately trying to hurt or kill themselves. In addition to the problems that occur during adolescence, early initiation of alcohol consumption is related to alcohol-related problems later in life. One study found that early onset of alcohol use (i.e., by age 12) was associated with subsequent alcohol abuse and related problem behaviors in later adolescence, including alcohol-related violence, injuries, drinking and driving, absenteeism from school or work, and increased risk for using other drugs.


Read The Whole NIH Article


GPS Trackers can even help the police stop teenage drug use. Below is what was reported in the New York Times:


"Jimmie Mesis, a private investigator in New Jersey who, with his wife, Rosemarie, publishes PI Magazine, recalled a couple whose 17-year-old daughter had a drug problem and would disappear for hours at a time. Worried that she might overdose, they placed a tracker on her car. When they saw that she was visiting the same house repeatedly, they informed the police, who raided the drug den."