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Talking With College Students About Alcohol

Research shows that having an authentic, personal conversation with your student just prior to starting college can have a positive effect on your son or daughter’s attitude towards alcohol. Additionally, it is essential to continue the conversation throughout the year. Parents and family members are uniquely positioned to best detect if something is going on with their student. Talk soon and talk often! You may have doubts that you can make a difference, but the research tells us that we can, and we encourage you to give it a try.  If you ever have any concerns about your student, please don’t hesitate to call us.

Please consider using the handbook below to assist you with your conversation with your student. We look forward to continuing this partnership in support of your student’s success here at PC in the coming years.

A Parent Handbook for Talking with College Students About Alcohol Un manual para padres para hablar con estudiantes universitarios sobre el alcohol