Parents have more influence over their children than anyone else. Be a positive role model and don’t enable your kids to use alcohol and drugs. Take the pledge here to “Be A Parent, Not A Peer.” and then go to ASAP’s Tips for Parents page for tips on hosting safe parties and other information to help parents learn how not be enablers. You can also take a 5 question family check-up and get help on improving your positive influence over your kids. Teens that start drinking before age 15 years are 5 times more likely to develop alcohol dependence or misuse later in life than those who begin drinking at or after the legal age of 21. Be a Parent, Not a Peer.