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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 […]

How a Parent’s Drinking Affects Their Child

Kids are imitators. From birth, they learn everything they know by watching the people around them. Parents are the first to teach their children to talk, use a spoon, and to walk. They learn our best traits, such as being respectful to the cashier at the grocery store. They also learn our worst traits, like […]

Resistance is Not Futile: 9 Ways to Resist Peer Pressure

Peer pressure is a dynamic social force that encourages the alignment to certain behaviors, values, and beliefs, dictated by the individual or group. Adolescents experience peer pressure as particularly powerful, considering it is thought to be the most impressionable age of influence. When you feel like you’re being pressured to do something that you’d rather […]

Community Outreach and Mentoring

County: Buncombe Grantee: North Buncombe High School Title: Community Outreach and Mentoring Description: The Weaverville Police Department began partnering with students at the local high school last year. Officers joined those students at a Town sponsored music event and ran a tent where they handed out free water, toys, and gifts with messages reminding citizens […]