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6 Teenage Alcohol Misuse Statistics: The Shocking Reality

Alcohol misuse is a problem across all walks of life, but underage teens are particularly vulnerable to the negative effects of drinking alcohol. At this impressionable age, teens are more likely to fall victim to peer pressure. Furthermore, they are often uneducated about the effect alcohol has on their minds and bodies. They rely on […]

5 Causes of Teen Drinking: Why do Kids Drink Alcohol?

The reasons for teen angst are endless. Just like every person is different, there are different reasons why teens may drink alcohol. Even the most confident people can doubt themselves at times. As teens move through middle school and high school, classes are getting more difficult, and puberty also makes things challenging. Don’t brush it […]

Talk It Out NC Gets Support from ACC Commissioner John Swofford

Talk It Out NC is excited for the ringing endorsement from John Swofford, the Commissioner of the Atlantic Coast Conference since 1997. Swofford is calling on all parents, coaches, doctors, and citizens of North Carolina, to Start the Conversation with young people and athletes about the dangers of underage drinking. Under his thoughtful leadership, the […]

Underage Drinking in North Carolina and the USA: Sobering Facts

When was the last time you stopped and considered the consequences of underage drinking? The dangers of underage drinking are more than just lip-service. As a matter of fact, they are a very serious problem that affects an entire generation of young Americans. The statistics from the 2018 North Carolina State Report on Underage Drinking […]

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 […]