Underage Drinking

Young Athletes Play a Losing Game with Underage Drinking

Statewide Prevention Program Encourages Coaches to Take the Pledge to End Underage Drinking at the NC Coaches Association Coaching Clinic Talk it Out NC has called on young athletes and their coaches to help reduce underage drinking. Engaging in underage drinking can lead to a number of detrimental physical and mental effects, including delayed reaction […]

How to Explain Alcohol to a Child

Talking to kids about alcohol and drinking may seem like something that can wait until they’re in high school, but experts say that time frame may be too late. A report from The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests parents should start talking to their children about alcohol as early as age nine. It may seem […]

Start the Conversation: Statewide Conference Aims to Stop Underage Drinking

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.” […]

Symptoms of a Spiked Drink: Know the Warning Signs

You’re at a party, game, or another social event. You take a sip of your soda or water. Suddenly, you feel funny. Your vision blurs. The room starts to spin. The next thing you know, you wake up hours later, with no recollection of the night before. You may have been a victim of a […]

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!” […]

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 […]