Your teen is likely looking forward to the freedom and fun that summer vacation brings. However, you're probably a little concerned about what kind of trouble they might get into -- particularly involving drinking and drug use. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, more teens first drink alcohol and use drugs in June or July than in any other months of the year.
If you've been ordered to have an ignition interlock device (IID) installed in your car, you're not alone. Here in Maryland, Noah's Law mandates an IID for anyone convicted of a DUI or DWI offense.
If you're the parent of a teen, particularly one in their later years of high school, you know the next couple of months are among the busiest on your kids' social calendars. This can be cause for worry. Spring break is followed closely by prom season and then graduation parties. All of these can put your kids around copious amounts of alcohol and drugs that can be hard to resist -- particularly when peer pressure is involved.