Breaking News from Talk It Out NC

New Videos Highlight Impact of Alcohol on Adolescent Brain

Alcohol affects the adolescent brain differently than it affects the adult brain — because the human brain isn’t fully developed until about age 25. Learn how alcohol affects the adolescent brain and use the knowledge to talk to your kids about the dangers. These videos feature medical professionals Dr. Donita Robinson, Dr. Wilkie Wilson, and Dr. […]

Talk It Out Campaign Launches Spanish Language Website

Anti-underage drinking effort seeks to reach more NC parents RALEIGH, NC – October 4, 2016: The NC ABC Commission announced today the launch of the Spanish language version of the Talk It Out campaign website. The Talk It Out campaign is a statewide multimedia effort designed to raise awareness of underage drinking, and empower parents […]

NC Boy Scouts, Talk It Out Campaign Partner to Reduce Underage Drinking

Groups team up to boost statewide SCOUTStrong Healthy Living Initiative RALEIGH, NC—September 22, 2016: The North Carolina ABC Commission announced today an official partnership between the Occoneechee Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the Talk It Out campaign, a statewide initiative focused on reducing underage drinking. Launched in 2014, Talk It Out seeks […]

City fully joins in initiative to target underage drinking

By Philip Sayblack, Rocky Mount Telegram Two years ago, North Carolina ABC Chairman Jim Gardner launched a statewide initiative aimed at fighting underage drinking called Talk it Out NC. Now one city in the east can say that it is the first city in the state to fully join the program. A news conference was […]

Campaign fights underage drinking problem, one commercial at a time

By Sharieka Breeden, The Daily Reflector A campaign geared toward raising awareness about the risks and dangers of underage drinking is addressing a problem that North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission Chairman Jim Gardner said results in the death of one person each week and costs the state more than $1 billion each year. The “Talk It Out […]

NC Parents Get Wake-Up Call on Adolescent Brain Development

Statewide anti-underage drinking effort enters third phase with launch of new ad campaign RALEIGH, NC—July 28, 2016: The NC ABC Commission today launched the third phase of its Talk It Out campaign, the statewide multimedia effort designed to raise awareness of underage drinking and empower parents to talk with their kids about the issue. Recent […]

Summer Reading List for Parents

Another school year has wrapped up and that means your kids are one year closer to high school, or driving or (gasp!) college. As kids get older, their lives get busier and, unfortunately, our interactions with them can become less frequent. We know it can be tough to connect. Sometimes all you see is the […]

Task Force Co-Chair Talks Challenges and Recommendations

Written By Frank L. Perry Secretary of Public Safety and Governor’s Substance Abuse and Underage Drinking Prevention and Treatment Task Force Co-Chair When Governor McCrory asked ABC Commission Chairman Jim Gardner and me to co-chair a Task Force focused on preventing and treating underage drinking and substance abuse, I knew we had a significant challenge […]