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 […]
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 […]
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.” […]
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 […]
Mike Fox, UNC Baseball Coach, and Elliott Avent, NC State Baseball Coach, talk about stopping underage drinking. Parents, teachers, and coaches talk with teenagers about the dangers of alcohol and help stop underage drinking. Take the Pledge to talk it out together at Take the Pledge
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 […]
Talking to your kids about alcohol doesn’t have to be a big production.
Alcohol affects the adolescent brain differently than it affects the adult brain — because the human brain isn’t fully developed until about age 25. Learn how alcohol affects the adolescent brain and use the knowledge to talk to your kids about the dangers. These videos feature medical professionals Dr. Donita Robinson, Dr. Wilkie Wilson, and Dr. […]
North Carolina has an underage drinking problem. Underage drinking causes more than 1 death per week in our state. In this video, Peggy and Josh share their story, and remember how one poor decision changed their lives forever.
North Carolina has an underage drinking problem. Every year, underage drinking causes more than 100 deaths and thousands of injuries in our state. Listen to Steve Sciascia, Mayor of Harrisburg, NC, as he speaks about the tragic loss of his son Joseph. Joseph was killed instantly when the car he was riding in slammed into a […]