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Roman Gabriel Project

Name of Board: Sunset Beach  County: Brunswick   Title of Project: Roman Gabriel Project   Description of project: He is a former NC State student-athlete and LA Rams football player who goes into middle and high schools to encourage healthy lifestyles.   Who this project impacted: Middle and high school students  

Positive Peer Pressure — Four Ways Teens Can Hold Each Other Accountable

When it comes to underage drinking, “peer pressure” often has a negative connotation. In fact, 75 percent of teenagers admit to participating in activities like partying and underage drinking because they see their peers on social media doing similar things. For many teens, “fitting in” is more important than making the right decision. But what […]

Stop Teenage Drinking: 10 Steps to Keep Your Teen Safe

Parental instinct is a powerful force. So, don’t ignore yours when it’s telling you something is going on with your kid. It could be something simple like they did poorly on an algebra test, or it could be something more dangerous like they’re drinking alcohol. If you think your child is struggling, it’s up to […]

Prevent Impaired Driving: A Parent’s Guide to the X-Plan

Have you heard about the X-Plan? It was created by a father who works with teens during their addiction recovery. From his professional and personal experience, this dad believes that kids usually want to make good choices, but sometimes they need a little help. The X-Plan is basically an emergency escape hatch to get your […]

Parenting Advice for Kids who are Already Drinking

Despite the illegality of underage drinking, for many teenagers and young adults, alcohol use is already the norm. In fact, nearly 60 percent of young people have had at least one alcoholic beverage by the time they turn 18. As teens try to find some level of independence in their lives, they are not realistically […]

Peer Pressure Facts: 5 Reasons Teens Try Alcohol

If you have a teenager, there’s a good chance they may try alcohol sometime before they are of legal drinking age. Nearly 20 percent of 8th graders and more than half of 12th graders have admitted to consuming alcohol in the past month. But why do they do it? There’s no uniform answer to this […]

15 Alcohol Facts: What Parents Need to Know

Many people think they know everything they need to know when it comes to alcohol and underage drinking. However, the statistics out there may surprise you. Underage drinking is a serious problem throughout the United States. And drinking is more than dangerous for young people while they are still underage. The impact of underage drinking […]

Teen Alcohol Consumption: 5 Trends Parents Need to Know

Underage drinking is one of the most prevalent health issues facing young people in the United States today. Alcohol is one of the most commonly misused substances by teenagers. Beyond the legal ramifications, underage drinking poses enormous health and safety risks, including the negative effects of alcohol on the teenage brain. This issue is one […]

Governor Cooper Proclaims April 2020 Alcohol Awareness Month in North Carolina

Talk It Out NC Honors Alcohol Awareness Month by Encouraging Families to Start the Conversation about Underage Drinking RALEIGH, N.C. – (April 6, 2020) Governor Roy Cooper issued a proclamation declaring April Alcohol Awareness Month in North Carolina. The proclamation coincides with a nationwide effort to educate Americans about the dangers of alcoholism and issues […]