Parents, if you think partying is just part of high school and nothing to really worry about, think again.¬† Did you know that your student faces a much higher lifetime risk of addiction if they begin using alcohol and drugs before they turn 21?¬† Take the time to learn the facts about underage substance abuse, and why you should care about it, by watching this video created by Boise High parent Ginny Gobel, who has first hand experience in dealing with her teen’s alcohol and drug problems¬†

Additional information is available in Ginny’s “Blinders Off” column in the Brave Weekly, you can find previous columns in the March 16, March 30, and April 6 editions of the Brave Weekly available online at