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Halloween Safety Tips for Parents

Halloween is an exciting time full of tricks and treats and ghoulishly creative costumes. But along with all the frightening fun, the holiday can truly be scary. Halloween has unfortunately become associated with alcohol and drunk driving. Teenagers face peer pressure at Halloween gatherings, and young trick-or-treaters fall victim to drunk drivers far too often. […]

Halloween Drinking: Why Parents Should Really Be Spooked

As soon as the Halloween candy and decorations begin appearing in stores, kids start talking about their costumes. Can we buy this costume, or should we make it? Should I dress up as a superhero or a zombie? The questions are endless. But as kids turn into teens, the focus also turns from trick-or-treating with […]

NC Governor Roy Cooper Proclaims September as Recovery Month

Statewide Organization Talk It Out NC Encourages Families to Use this Month to Start the Conversation RALEIGH, N.C. (September 20, 2019) – In North Carolina, one person dies every week because of underage drinking. The problem costs our state more than $1 billion in medical care, work loss, and pain and suffering. This September, Governor […]

Coaches and Athletes to Take the Pledge to End Underage Drinking

Talk It Out NC is expanding its current pledge program to include coaches and athletes. The relationship between a coach and their players is unique and can offer an excellent opportunity to talk about the effects of underage drinking. The Coach/Athlete Pledge encourages coaches to create a supportive team environment that does not include alcohol. […]

Talk It Out NC Partners with Coach Mack Brown

Talk It Out NC is proud to partner with UNC Head Football Coach Mack Brown. Together, we can tackle underage drinking in North Carolina. Coach Brown is a football coaching legend, and we’re delighted to have him back in the Tar Heel state. His first head coaching position was at Appalachian State University before moving on […]

College Binge Drinking: Talk About the Dangers with Your Teen

College is one of the most exciting times in a person’s life. For many students, it’s their first taste of freedom away from home. College represents an opportunity for people to discover who they are, what career they want to pursue and to find friends that last a lifetime. With all this excitement comes a […]

Young Athletes Play a Losing Game with Underage Drinking

Statewide Prevention Program Encourages Coaches to Take the Pledge to End Underage Drinking at the NC Coaches Association Coaching Clinic Talk it Out NC has called on young athletes and their coaches to help reduce underage drinking. Engaging in underage drinking can lead to a number of detrimental physical and mental effects, including delayed reaction […]

How to Explain Alcohol to a Child

Talking to kids about alcohol and drinking may seem like something that can wait until they’re in high school, but experts say that time frame may be too late. A report from The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests parents should start talking to their children about alcohol as early as age nine. It may seem […]