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Parents can have a major impact on children’s decisions about alcohol, even into the college years. In this section, you will find brochures, tips, fact sheets, and tools to help ensure you’re equipped with information and resources.

Fact Sheets

College Drinking—Facts for Parents

Parents can learn more about the consequences of harmful and underage college drinking, factors that may affect it, and ways they can help.

Fall Semester—A Time for Parents to Discuss the Risks of College Drinking (2023)

The consequences of harmful and underage drinking by college students are more significant, more destructive, and more costly than many parents realize, and these consequences affect students whether they drink or not.

Parents—Talk With Your High School Grads About Celebrating Safely (2023)

Talking with high school graduates about alcohol now could prevent serious problems later. Parents can use this information to talk with their graduates about alcohol before graduation celebrations begin.


College Alcohol Policies

Use our searchable list of links to online college alcohol policies to help you and your student choose the right college.


Calculate alcohol calories, alcohol cost, and blood alcohol content.


Alcohol Misuse Among College Students – What Can Parents Do?

Watch a roundtable discussion about the role parents can play to help prevent alcohol misuse among college students.

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