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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 […]

Talk It Out NC Creates ‘Hunker-Down Game Plan’ for Families

Statewide Initiative Offers Suggestions for Families to Have Fun and Discuss Underage Drinking Prevention while Stuck at Home RALEIGH, N.C. – (April 1, 2020) – Parents everywhere are asking the same question right now: “What should I do with my children while they’re stuck at home all day?” Playing board games, making crafts, creating snacks, […]

Teenage Drinking: 12 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

The teenage years are an amazing experience for teens and their parents. Every parent wants their child to grow into a confident adult. But it also can be scary for families when teens are exposed to difficult choices like underage drinking. A recent survey found that 30 percent of high school students have consumed alcohol […]

Teenage Drunk Drivers: Don’t Let Your Teen Become a Statistic

You hear the story all too often. Another avoidable death as a result of teenage drunk drivers. There are far too many friends, parents, and siblings who have lost loved ones due to teen drunk driving. With school and related social events in full swing, it can be tempting for students to get behind the […]

How Teens Buy Alcohol Online: A Warning for Parents

It feels like things used to be so simple. It wasn’t that long ago when a parent’s biggest worries about underage drinking came from the idea of a fake ID or their child getting alcohol from other friends or parents. Now that the internet has made online shopping the norm, many teens are going online […]

Drink Spiking: Keep Your Kids Safe From Tampered Drinks

As teens grow into adults, it’s a wonderful time for them to discover who they are. Some teens graduate from high school and head off to a big college campus. Others choose to stay closer to home and continue their education at a local community college or jump directly into the workforce. No matter what […]

Underage Drinking in College: Facts for Parents

Whether your child is heading off to college for the first time this fall, or is already in college, it can be an exciting yet nerve-racking time for parents. You’re probably worried about much more than their children’s grades. Parents are concerned as to whether they’ve prepared their children to make responsible decisions. These decisions […]