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NC ABC Commission to Join NC Parent Resource Center and Lt. Governor Dan Forest for 11th Annual NC Substance Abuse Prevention Conference

Issue of Underage Drinking Among Topics to Be Addressed WHAT: The NC ABC Commission will join the NC Parent Resource Center and Lt. Governor Dan Forest for the 11th Annual NC Substance Abuse Prevention Conference. The Conference provides an opportunity for prevention/treatment professionals, substance abuse coalition participants, school counselors, social workers, parents and community members […]

NC Effort Seeks to Reduce Human Cost of Underage Drinking

WNCN-TV – North Carolina leaders are trying to put a stop to underage drinking. This weekend, community leaders are being updated on a statewide campaign to raise awareness about the dangerous issue. The statistics are shocking. “North Carolina actually loses on average 100 people per year as a result of underage drinking and we have thousands of […]

Governor McCrory Proclaims April Alcohol Awareness Month

RALEIGH – Governor Pat McCrory has proclaimed April as Alcohol Awareness Month in North Carolina, joining a long-standing national effort to raise awareness about alcohol-related public health issues. “We must have a strategy to change the culture of underage drinking as a rite of passage and binge drinking in our schools and universities,” said Governor […]

Governor to Create Task Force on Underage Drinking

WSOC-TV North Carolina leaders are fighting back against what they call an unacceptable trend of underage drinking. The ABC Commission launched a statewide initiative Wednesday in south Charlotte, saying that two young people die every week in the state from underage drinking incidents. They said the average underage drinker in the state is just 14 […]

Anti-Underage Drinking Task Force

FOX 46 Carolinas The North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission (ABC) held a regional launch for a multimedia campaign called “Talk It Out.” The campaign is designed to raise awareness to the issue and give parents tips needed to talk to their children about the problem. Governor Pat McCrory created a task force last […]

Video: “It’s a pain that never goes away.”

North Carolina has an underage drinking problem. Every year, underage drinking causes more than 100 deaths and thousands of injuries in our state. Listen to Steve Sciascia, Mayor of Harrisburg, NC, as he speaks about the tragic loss of his son Joseph. Joseph was killed instantly when the car he was riding in slammed into a […]

Editorial: Let’s start with youth to curb drunken driving

Winston-Salem Journal It is a sad reality that for some families, this season of joy will be marred by the tragedy of losing loved ones to drunken driving. A drunken driver is charged in the death of Nancy Gosnell of Winston-Salem, 79, who was killed in a collision while on her way home from a […]

Harrisburg Mayor Supports Campaign To Stop Underage Drinking

WSOC-TV By Erica Bryant and GARY D. ROBERTSON, Associated Press Young people in North Carolina — particularly middle-school students — are drinking and parents need the confidence and resources to stop it, Gov. Pat McCrory and other state officials said Wednesday while unveiling a website with techniques to address the problem. The governor, Lt. Gov. Dan Forest and […]