Breaking News from Talk It Out NC

Statewide campaign launches new ads in fight against underage drinking

With new Talk It Out phase comes new direction, new message, new resources for parents CHAPEL HILL, NC—August 31, 2017: The North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission (NC ABC Commission) today launched the fourth phase of its Talk It Out campaign, the statewide multimedia effort designed to raise awareness of underage drinking prevention and empower […]

NC ABC Commission Recognized for Efforts to Combat Underage Drinking

Talk It Out presented with two top awards from the Public Relations Society of America, North Carolina Chapter The North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission’s Initiative to Reduce Underage Drinking recently received statewide recognition for its work on the ‘Talk It Out’ campaign, a multi-media awareness campaign focused on encouraging parents to talk with their […]

Gov. Roy Cooper Proclaims April as Alcohol Awareness Month in NC

State joins long-standing effort to combat underage drinking RALEIGH, NC—April 12, 2017: Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed April as Alcohol Awareness Month in North Carolina, joining the long-standing, national grassroots effort to raise awareness of and to combat underage drinking. “Underage drinking and alcohol misuse are serious issues in North Carolina,” said NC ABC Commission […]

Save the Date(s): April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Talk It Out joins forces with partners to host 10+ events across state This April, the Talk It Out campaign is once again joining the long-standing, national grassroots effort to raise awareness of and to combat underage drinking. Founded by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) more than 30 years ago, this […]

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 […]