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Family Rules about Drinking Alcohol and Other Drug Use

Parents are the #1 influence in a child’s life. Take the time to sit down and talk about your family’s rules and consequences regarding alcohol and other drug use. Creating a unique plan together as a family can help build agreement and reduce alcohol and other drug misuse for your family.

  • Front page of the Families Rule PamphletFamilies Rule! (PDF 46KB)
    View, download and print the Families Rule! Pamphlet. Start the conversation with your kids about alcohol and other drugs.

Videos -Teens and Substance Misuse

Watch the Middlesex-London Health Unit’s Parenting Your Teenager Videos, including a series of videos dedicated to Teens and Substance Misuse. In this video series, you’ll learn about:

  • Talking to your teen about alcohol and other drugs.
  • Factors that put your teen at risk for alcohol and other drug use.
  • Signs of alcohol and other drug use in teens.
  • Risks for teens of using alcohol and other drugs.

Youth Specific Effects of Early Cannabis Use (Video by University of Waterloo)

  • What to do if you suspect your teen is using alcohol or other drugs.
  • Setting boundaries and consequences for your teens regarding alcohol and other drugs.

Additional Information

Learn more about Helping Youth Make Safer Choices about Alcohol and Other Drugs.

The Partnership for a Drug Free Canada, Parent Action on Drugs, and Health Canada have some great resources and information to help you as well.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact the Healthy Communities and Injury Prevention Team:

  • 519-663-5317 ext. 2220
Date of creation: January 1, 2013
Last modified on: December 13, 2018