If you’re like most teens in Chicago, you’ve made the choice NOT to drink alcohol.

Which is a great decision because the truth is, drinking alcohol as a teen is a really bad idea. It can mess with your head, get you in trouble at home or at school, and even cause you to do something dumb.

You’ve got too much going on. And drinking alcohol can only mess that up.

Check out some easy tips that can help you make the choice that’s right for you, and to talk with your friends so they can, too!

And remember: When it comes to making good choices in your life, just keep telling yourself: I got this!

60 Of parents and guardians of Chicago 8th graders have talked with their child about not using alcohol.
85 Of Chicago 8th graders and 77 percent of Chicago 10th graders say their family has clear rules about alcohol and drug use.
89 Of parents of Chicago 8th–10th graders agree that they would find it helpful to talk with other parents about how to keep their kids from drinking until they are older.
66 Of 8th graders and 78 percent of 10th graders say they perceive “no risk” or “slight risk” if they "take one or two drinks of alcoholic beverage (beer, wine, liquor) nearly every day."
71 Of 8th graders and 79 percent of 10th graders say they perceive “no risk” or “slight risk” if they "have five or more drinks of an alcoholic beverage once or twice a week.”
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TEENS, take the pledge by snapping a selfie to show you've got this.

PARENTS, take the pledge and share what you are doing or saying to your teen(s) about staying alcohol-free.

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