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10 "Must Discuss" Items Before Your Teen Heads Off on Spring Break

3. Talk to your child about drinking.

Parents often feel apprehensive about raising this subject, but it is imperative that you encourage your teen to make responsible choices regarding alcohol on spring break. Even children who don't typically drink may be encouraged to do so in this type of adult-free environment. Spring-break parties are often sponsored by liquor companies, and alcohol may be widely available -- even to teens who have not reached the legal drinking age. Excessive alcohol consumption is often a factor in accidents, rapes, injuries, arrests, and deaths during spring break. Reckless behavior and disorderly conduct are also linked to drinking, as we all know, so emphasize to your child the importance of avoiding alcohol while on vacation.

4. Talk to your child about "roofies."

Illicit use of Rohypnol has been reported at popular spring-break locations. Also known as "roofies" or "the date rape drug," Rohypnol is surreptitiously slipped into a victim's drink, and can render the victim helpless or unconscious. Tell your teen she should never leave a drink unattended. When temporarily leaving a table, she should entrust a friend to look after her food and drinks until she returns.



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