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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 […]

How to Handle Teen Drinking

Empty bottles or cans under their bed. Bloodshot eyes. Slurred speech. Does your teenager exhibit one or more of these classic symptoms of alcohol use? Have you caught them drinking? What’s your response? And how do you parent with love when your teenager has clearly disobeyed the law, and your family’s rules? It’s never too […]

How to Raise Responsible Children

Florida mom Tina Nelson* discovered her 17-year-old son drank alcohol underage with a friend while Tina and her husband were out of town. They confronted him and he reluctantly admitted it, in the face of undeniable evidence. “Since he lost our trust, he got to go with us every weekend for the next two months!” […]

Underage Holiday Drinking: Operation ‘Holiday-Party Parenting’

N.C. Launches Campaign to Warn Families about Liability/Risks for Underage Holiday Drinking Holiday festivities are a time North Carolina families celebrate the season and the new year ahead. But if kids get a hold of alcohol, they can damage their brains, and parents could face criminal liability. That’s why Talk it Out NC, a state-sponsored […]