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Talking to your college student about drinking: They are listening

There is a strong and convincing body of literature indicating that parents/caregivers are an important source of influence in their student’s lives.  Having difficult, honest and straightforward conversations with your student before they head off to college and continuing these conversations throughout their collegiate careers can assist them in navigating difficult issues such as alcohol use.