Media Coverage

Governor Cooper Proclaims April 2020 Alcohol Awareness Month in North Carolina

Talk It Out NC Honors Alcohol Awareness Month by Encouraging Families to Start the Conversation about Underage Drinking RALEIGH, N.C. – (April 6, 2020) Governor Roy Cooper issued a proclamation declaring April Alcohol Awareness Month in North Carolina. The proclamation coincides with a nationwide effort to educate Americans about the dangers of alcoholism and issues […]

Talk It Out NC Creates ‘Hunker-Down Game Plan’ for Families

Statewide Initiative Offers Suggestions for Families to Have Fun and Discuss Underage Drinking Prevention while Stuck at Home RALEIGH, N.C. – (April 1, 2020) – Parents everywhere are asking the same question right now: “What should I do with my children while they’re stuck at home all day?” Playing board games, making crafts, creating snacks, […]

Talk It Out NC Gets Support from ACC Commissioner John Swofford

Talk It Out NC is excited for the ringing endorsement from John Swofford, the Commissioner of the Atlantic Coast Conference since 1997. Swofford is calling on all parents, coaches, doctors, and citizens of North Carolina, to Start the Conversation with young people and athletes about the dangers of underage drinking. Under his thoughtful leadership, the […]

NC Governor Roy Cooper Proclaims September as Recovery Month

Statewide Organization Talk It Out NC Encourages Families to Use this Month to Start the Conversation RALEIGH, N.C. (September 20, 2019) – In North Carolina, one person dies every week because of underage drinking. The problem costs our state more than $1 billion in medical care, work loss, and pain and suffering. This September, Governor […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]