Breaking News from Talk It Out NC

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 […]

College Binge Drinking: Talk About the Dangers with Your Teen

College is one of the most exciting times in a person’s life. For many students, it’s their first taste of freedom away from home. College represents an opportunity for people to discover who they are, what career they want to pursue and to find friends that last a lifetime. With all this excitement comes a […]

Young Athletes Play a Losing Game with Underage Drinking

Statewide Prevention Program Encourages Coaches to Take the Pledge to End Underage Drinking at the NC Coaches Association Coaching Clinic Talk it Out NC has called on young athletes and their coaches to help reduce underage drinking. Engaging in underage drinking can lead to a number of detrimental physical and mental effects, including delayed reaction […]

How to Explain Alcohol to a Child

Talking to kids about alcohol and drinking may seem like something that can wait until they’re in high school, but experts say that time frame may be too late. A report from The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests parents should start talking to their children about alcohol as early as age nine. It may seem […]

Start the Conversation: Statewide Conference Aims to Stop Underage Drinking

From parents and doctors to teachers and community leaders — everyone who plays a role in the life of a teenager can make a difference in preventing underage drinking. The Talk It Out Campaign was proud to have brought stakeholders and experts together in its first-ever conference, “Start the Conversation: Adolescents, Families & Substance Use/Abuse.” […]

Student Athletes Join Fight to Stop Underage Drinking

A conversation about underage drinking could save someone’s life. Don’t put your future in danger by drinking alcohol underage. You are too smart to damage your brain and your future potential. There are other ways to have a good time. Be a role model, someone your brother or sister can look up to. Take the […]

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 […]