Parents, we need your help. Studies show that parental disapproval of underage drinking is the number one reason that children choose not to drink alcohol.
Here in Montana, underage drinking is a serious public health concern. Alcohol remains the number one drug of abuse for Montana's youth. In fact, in 2012, results from the statewide Prevention Needs Assessment Survey of 14,575 students in grades 8, 10 and 12 revealed that 18.8 percent of 8th graders, 36.9 percent of 10th graders, and 49.5 percent of 12th graders had used alcohol within the past 30 days.