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Take the Pledge to Stop Underage Drinking

Take the Pledge to talk with your teen about underage drinking. Underage drinking in North Carolina starts earlier, and comes with higher costs, than we imagine. Not just dollars and cents, but lives lost, futures irrevocably altered, brains forever impaired — all of the physical, social and emotional damage that can weigh down tweens and […]

How Do You Deal With Peer Pressure?

It’s a force of nature that can sneak up on a family like a thunderclap. Sometimes, it can cause stormy relationships between parents and their children. Peer pressure is one of the most powerful dynamics a child will face, during one of the most impressionable stages of life. It is pervasive and persuasive. When it […]

Teenage Parties: Keeping Kids Safe In and Out of the Home

As a parent, you might feel like you’re finding yourself between a rock and a hard place. On the one hand, you want your children to be well-liked and enjoy spending time with their friends. On the other, you don’t want your children to be in danger by attending a party where people may be […]

Local Families Working to Keep Alcohol Off the Prom Guest List

NC Organization Urges Families to Take the Pledge to Keep Teens Safe at Prom Raleigh, N.C. – (April, 17, 2019) – Just like spring flowers, prom plans are blooming for North Carolina high school students. Teens are focusing on dresses, tuxedos, parties, and in some cases – alcohol. The decision could be deadly. Statistics show […]

Symptoms of a Spiked Drink: Know the Warning Signs

You’re at a party, game, or another social event. You take a sip of your soda or water. Suddenly, you feel funny. Your vision blurs. The room starts to spin. The next thing you know, you wake up hours later, with no recollection of the night before. You may have been a victim of a […]

Governor Roy Cooper Proclaims April 2019 Alcohol Awareness Month

Statewide Organization Urges Parents and Teens to Take the Pledge to Stop Underage Drinking To raise awareness of the risks underage drinking poses to young people in North Carolina and across the country, Governor Roy Cooper proclaimed April 2019 as Alcohol Awareness Month. “Underage drinking jeopardizes young people’s health and safety and puts lives at […]

Consequences of Alcohol in the Adolescent Brain

Most of us remember how exciting everything felt when we were young. Adolescents love to experiment, try new ideas and seek out new ways of doing things. In a healthy environment, these are great ways to learn, grow and develop. But when young people add alcohol to their natural drive for adventure, the results can […]

Teenage Alcohol Use: Signs, Symptoms and Treatment

Here are two sobering facts about teenage drinking: People age 12-20 drink 11% of all alcohol consumed 90% of alcohol consumed by teens involves binge drinking So, what do parents do if they suspect their underage child is using alcohol? Talk It Out’s community education and outreach program helps parents give their kids a way […]