About 25% of 10th graders who consumed alcohol in the past 30 days, reported stealing or taking alcohol without the permission of parents/guardians (2018 Illinois Youth Survey, CPYD Service Area).
Parents, have you considered locking up
alcohol in your home?
Doing so could prevent your teen from engaging in risky behavior. Communicating to them with clear and consistent rules prohibiting alcohol use can also reinforce positive family norms.