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Talking to teens about alcohol before college

5:50 PM, Jul 12, 2013   |    comments
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Students will go back to school in just a few weeks, and for thousands of teens, that means heading off to college for the first time.

Before they make that transition, experts say now is the time to talk to your kids about alcohol.

You've probably talked with your teens about grades, safety, health and money before sending them off to college. But many parents leave out their expectations about alcohol.

A new study from the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs revealed that talking with teens about alcohol before they go to college can keep light drinkers from becoming heavy drinkers.

Heather Sutton, media relations and project director at the Metropolitan Drug Commission joined us in the 10News studio with how to have that conversation. You can watch the entire interview in the video above.

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