July 2016

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 […]