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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!” […]

Summer Reading List for Parents

Another school year has wrapped up and that means your kids are one year closer to high school, or driving or (gasp!) college. As kids get older, their lives get busier and, unfortunately, our interactions with them can become less frequent. We know it can be tough to connect. Sometimes all you see is the […]

PCCSA Offers Underage Drinking Prevention Education

Pitt County Coalition on Substance Abuse to host public event on July 28, 2015 featuring the Talk it Out Campaign of the NC ABC Commission GREENVILLE, NC – 13.9. That’s the average age children in NC take their first drink. To combat this, the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission (ABC) is partnering with the Pitt Coalition […]