Take the Pledge to Stop Underage Drinking

The Pledge makes ongoing conversations part of your regular routine. It provides simple steps both parents and teens can take to stop underage drinking.


The Return of Talk It Out Tuesday!

Upcoming Events:

August 23rd @ 12:00 p.m. – “Bridging the Divide to Talk it Out: In this session Dr. Wanda Boone, along with guests Nancy Rosales (Mom) and Nathalia Rosales (Daughter) will discuss communication challenges and successes. Dr. Boone will describe how stress can disrupt the best communication plans and demonstrate communication styles that she describes as The Highway and The Sandwich. 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.

Together, We Are The Solution.


Average age children in North Carolina take their first drink 1

8 in 10

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

  • NC Medical Society

Start The Conversation. Stop Underage Drinking.