Many teenagers don’t really make a choice about alcohol. They let others tell them what to do. A friend at a party, an older brother or sister or someone they don’t even know might give them their first drink.

Think about making your own choice about alcohol. You can learn the facts and get your ideas together about whether you want to drink or not. Making a choice now will prepare you for the future. You will be ready to say no if you don’t want to drink.

If you choose to drink sometime in the future, you will know how to drink safely. The important point is to make a smart choice. Think about it. It’s your life. Be sure you’re the one who’s in charge of it.