How To Use

Start a conversation with your teen about alcohol using...

These Easy Steps

  1. Select a category from the bar below that interests your teen the most
  2. Select the story you think relates to your teen the most
  3. Watch the short YouTube video about an alcohol related issue
  4. Click on the “bottle breakers” tab to get conversation starters about the story
  5. Have a conversation with you teen about healthy practices regarding alcohol!

Stats

Stats

  1. 10% of parents think their teens drank alcohol within the last year, but 52% of teens actually drank alcohol within the past year.
  2. The average age an American girl has her first drink is 13; for a boy, it's 11.
  3. In the past month: 1 of 5 students in the 10th grade got drunk and 1 of 3 students in the 12th grade got drunk
  4. Leading national surveys reveal that parents are the number one source that teens turn to for important information. Parents can influence their teen’s decision not to drink alcohol

Other Resources

Parents in Poll Teenage Drinking Talking with Teens

Movies

Music

Sports

Celebrities

Michael Turner

Bottle Breakers

  1. How do you think that will affect his career?
  2. How many fans do you think he lost because of the DUI?
  3. How much do you think the NFL will fine him?

Shaun White

Bottle Breakers

  1. How does his actions affect his future as an olympic athlete?
  2. Do you think he will lose his sponsorships with Burton, Hurley, and Target?
  3. How much money do you think he will pay in damages and fines?

Alameda Ta'amu

Bottle Breakers

  1. Do you think his actions put other people in danger?
  2. Ta’amu was not considering the repercussions of his actions when he drove dunk. Not only can he seriously harm himself, but others on the road too.
  3. Do you think it would have been easier for Ta’amu to have called a taxi or a sober friend for a ride.

Flight

Bottle Breakers

  1. Did you know that getting into any motorized vehicle after drinking is illegal and dangerous (plane, boat, scooter, car)?
  2. The pilot drank the night before and still had alcohol in his system the next morning. Did you know that it takes at minimum one hour for one standard drink to get out of your system?
  3. How many drinks do you think it will take before your judgement is impaired?

Project X

Bottle Breakers

  1. Did you know that by having a party at your house with underage drinking you could get your parents arrested and in serious legal trouble.
  2. Parties can easily get out of hand, how would you make sure you are safe?
  3. What would you do if your friend pressured you into throwing a party at our house?

Superbad

Bottle Breakers

  1. Do you feel like you need to drink alcohol at parties to fit in or to be cool?
  2. How much do you think the fine is for having a fake ID? You can spend up to $1000 in fines.
  3. Have you ever seen anyone do something they normally would not do because they were drinking?

Brad Paisley

Bottle Breakers

  1. The song lyrics say that some of his best times was with alcohol, but I don’t think that aggression and spending a lot of money sounds like fun. Wouldn’t you rather spend your time and money on something else?
  2. Alcohol plays a huge factor in actions that you make. Did you know that if you are intoxicated you are more likely to behave in a way that you typically would not.
  3. Alcohol can cause you to make poor choices and get you in trouble. How are you going to avoid making poor decisions?

Katy Perry

Bottle Breakers

  1. Are you comfortable with what you have online? Would you want you friends and family to see pictures of you online drinking alcohol?
  2. Blacking out is very dangerous and you could suffer from alcohol poisoning. Do you know the warning signs of alcohol poisoning?
  3. Obviously alcohol is a popular thing to sing about. Do you think that drinking always leads to having a good time?

Jaime Foxx

Bottle Breakers

  1. Only you are responsible for the decisions that you make when under the influence of Alcohol. What can you do instead of drinking to have fun with friends?
  2. When you are drunk you have less control over your body. Does that scare you?
  3. Drinking heavily can make you sick and vomit. It is common to have hangovers after drinking. That doesn’t sound worth it to you does it?

Linda Hogan

Bottle Breakers

  1. Would you know the signs of intoxication and if you were too drunk to drive?
  2. This woman has kids, do you think she is setting a good example for them?
  3. What would you do if you needed to get home but could not drive? Who would you call? The legal blood alcohol level limit is .08

Amanda Bynes

Bottle Breakers

  1. How would you feel if you were charged with DUI and hit and run and had to spend up to one year in jail and pay thousands of dollars in fines.
  2. How do you think that this DUI will affect her image as a Nickelodeon actress?
  3. This is not Amanda’s first offense, do you think she should be punished harsher because she is a repeat offender?

Tori Vance

Bottle Breakers

  1. Did you know that police are entitled to perform field sobriety tests and breathalyzers on drivers they think are intoxicated?
  2. The former Miss Teen lost her good reputation, what are you going to lose if you get a DUI?
  3. What consequences do you think a DUI should face?