Most teens are not doing it. That's the encouraging but unheralded truth about drinking and other drug use among today's middle and high school students. And it's the impetus behind the innovative, pro social efforts of Hazelden Betty Ford's Prevention Solutions. Positive influences Hazelden Betty Ford's Student Attitudes and Behavior Survey provides schools with valuable data about student health. The survey measures students' actual attitudes and behaviors regarding alcohol and other drugs, as well as perceptions about the behaviors and attitudes of their schoolmates. Many school leaders are pleasantly surprised about the health of their student body. "Most students are making healthy decisions around alcohol or other drug use, and that's a very powerful message for school communities to support and promote." Multiple factors outside the classroom influence adolescent attitudes and choices around alcohol and other drugs, as well. Parents top the list of influencers. According to the Student Attitudes and Behavior Survey, adolescents in grades 6–12 are more likely to consider the opinions of parents over peers when making choices about risky behaviors such as drinking and other drug use. In addition to their extensive classroom work with students, Hazelden Betty Ford's specialists work closely with parents, equipping families with the latest health-based information about the consequences of substance use. Prevention specialists lead with the latest scientific findings, presenting information about adolescent brain chemistry and the risks associated with early substance use. Promising results Adolescence is a time for young people to figure out who they are, what they care about, and who they want to be when they grow up. But when drinking, other drug use, or other high-risk behaviors are in the picture, those dreams can get put on hold—or lost for good. Hazelden Betty Ford's comprehensive approach to prevention, including their centerpiece program, Intensive Student Education, equips students with the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to make healthy choices. Students in schools that use Hazelden Betty Ford's services and repeatedly use the Student Attitudes and Behavior Survey are 50–60 percent less likely to agree that "it's cool to get drunk" than in schools that do not.