The Pledge makes ongoing conversations part of your regular routine. It provides simple steps both parents and teens can take to stop underage drinking.
August 9th @ 11:00 am – “Drinking and College Life”: With over a decade of experience working in the public sector, Sen. Natalie Murdock will use her expertise to help college students avoid underage drinking for when their next semester begins. Join the discussion hosted by Sen. Murdock to build your resilience to say “No” to underage drinking before heading back to college this fall. Register here!
Underage drinking in North Carolina starts earlier, and comes with higher costs, than we imagine. Not just dollars and cents, but lives lost, futures irrevocably altered, brains forever impaired — all of the physical, social and emotional damage that can weigh down tweens and teenagers for the rest of their lives.
Your kids may already be more aware of alcohol than you think. And they’re almost certainly ready to hear what you have to say.
Start your conversations now. And stop underage drinking in your family.
Average age children in North Carolina take their first drink 1
NC middle schoolers say if parents spoke more often to their children about underage drinking, it would help stop the problem. 2
Percentage of North Carolina students who say underage drinking is a problem. 3