It's prom time. That means long pastel dresses, tuxes and flowers. Decorated gymnasiums. After prom parties. Happy times.
Unfortunately, prom time is when teens may choose to drink. This can lead to tragedy when someone gets behind the wheel. Car crashes are the number one cause of death for teens.
Kids do listen to parents, even when parents don't think they do. Tell the kids it's not OK to drink, not even during prom time. Let's keep these happy times happy.
By Scot L. Adams, Ph.D., Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services