Press Releases

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 […]

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 […]

Statewide campaign launches new ads in fight against underage drinking

With new Talk It Out phase comes new direction, new message, new resources for parents CHAPEL HILL, NC—August 31, 2017: The North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission (NC ABC Commission) today launched the fourth phase of its Talk It Out campaign, the statewide multimedia effort designed to raise awareness of underage drinking prevention and empower […]

Gov. Roy Cooper Proclaims April as Alcohol Awareness Month in NC

State joins long-standing effort to combat underage drinking RALEIGH, NC—April 12, 2017: Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed April as Alcohol Awareness Month in North Carolina, joining the long-standing, national grassroots effort to raise awareness of and to combat underage drinking. “Underage drinking and alcohol misuse are serious issues in North Carolina,” said NC ABC Commission […]

Talk It Out Campaign Launches Spanish Language Website

Anti-underage drinking effort seeks to reach more NC parents RALEIGH, NC – October 4, 2016: The NC ABC Commission announced today the launch of the Spanish language version of the Talk It Out campaign website. The Talk It Out campaign is a statewide multimedia effort designed to raise awareness of underage drinking, and empower parents […]

NC Boy Scouts, Talk It Out Campaign Partner to Reduce Underage Drinking

Groups team up to boost statewide SCOUTStrong Healthy Living Initiative RALEIGH, NC—September 22, 2016: The North Carolina ABC Commission announced today an official partnership between the Occoneechee Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the Talk It Out campaign, a statewide initiative focused on reducing underage drinking. Launched in 2014, Talk It Out seeks […]

NC Parents Get Wake-Up Call on Adolescent Brain Development

Statewide anti-underage drinking effort enters third phase with launch of new ad campaign RALEIGH, NC—July 28, 2016: The NC ABC Commission today launched the third phase of its Talk It Out campaign, the statewide multimedia effort designed to raise awareness of underage drinking and empower parents to talk with their kids about the issue. Recent […]

Governor McCrory Presented with Recommendations on Reducing Underage Drinking and Substance Abuse

FROM THE OFFICE OF GOVERNOR PAT MCCRORY Governor Pat McCrory received recommendations from the Governor’s Substance Abuse and Underage Drinking Prevention and Treatment Task Force today presented by Task Force co-chairman and ABC Commission Chairman Jim Gardner. In attendance were task force members and representatives from the ABC Commission, law enforcement, education and research, the […]