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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

City fully joins in initiative to target underage drinking

By Philip Sayblack, Rocky Mount Telegram Two years ago, North Carolina ABC Chairman Jim Gardner launched a statewide initiative aimed at fighting underage drinking called Talk it Out NC. Now one city in the east can say that it is the first city in the state to fully join the program. A news conference was […]

Task Force Co-Chair Talks Challenges and Recommendations

Written By Frank L. Perry Secretary of Public Safety and Governor’s Substance Abuse and Underage Drinking Prevention and Treatment Task Force Co-Chair When Governor McCrory asked ABC Commission Chairman Jim Gardner and me to co-chair a Task Force focused on preventing and treating underage drinking and substance abuse, I knew we had a significant challenge […]

4-H, NC ABC Commission Partner to Reduce Underage Drinking

North Carolina’s largest youth organization boosts state’s prevention and education efforts RALEIGH, N.C.—The NC ABC Commission is proud to announce a new statewide partnership with North Carolina 4-H Youth Development. North Carolina 4-H, which is coordinated by NC State University’s Extension Service, signed on this winter as an official statewide partner of the NC ABC […]

New Tool Developed to Help NC Teachers

Addresses Substance Abuse, Underage Drinking Issues Among K-12 Students RALEIGH, NC—The North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission (NC ABC) announced today that teachers across the State now have a new resource to support their efforts to educate students about the dangers of alcohol and substance abuse. The NC ABC Commission and the North Carolina Department […]

NC Effort Seeks to Reduce Human Cost of Underage Drinking

WNCN-TV – North Carolina leaders are trying to put a stop to underage drinking. This weekend, community leaders are being updated on a statewide campaign to raise awareness about the dangerous issue. The statistics are shocking. “North Carolina actually loses on average 100 people per year as a result of underage drinking and we have thousands of […]