Parents can help fight alcohol use
Regardless of the cause of the drop, parents may play a vital role in preventing their children from using alcohol and other drugs.
Lincoln Parish Sheriff Capt. Wes Harris said one thing parents can do is to not enable their children and their friends to drink at home.
“There’s this notion that (if teenagers) are drinking in a parent’s house it is safer than if they go out on their own drinking somewhere,” Harris said.