On Senior Community Service Day, members of the Class of 2022 at Hingham High School wrote and starred in two informational videos on prevention. The message in both is clear: parents play an important role in underage substance use.

 

According to the Youth Risk Behavior Survey conducted by the Hingham Public Schools in 2019, 60% of Hingham juniors said that in the previous 3 months they had attended at least one unsupervised party where alcohol was consumed. Research shows that the earlier a young person starts using substances the more likely they are to develop an addiction..

 

Stop trying to be a "cool mom." Encourage your kids to make safe and healthy choices around substances.