Governor Cooper & Talk it Out NC Promote Initiatives to Reduce Underage Drinking in NC RALEIGH, N.C. – (April 6, 2021) April is Alcohol Awareness Month in North Carolina. This month, Governor Roy Cooper and Talk it Out NC along with organizations like NABCA, CADCA, and PTTC are addressing the dangers and misuse of alcohol across […]
Alcohol Facts for Kids: The Truth About Teenage Drinking
Start the conversation about the perils of underage drinking with your kids by giving them all the facts and up-to-date research. You need to start teaching your children about the dangers of teenage drinking when they are young, which is probably before you are ready. Underage drinking starts earlier than most parents consider, with sometimes […]
Is My Teen Experimenting With Alcohol?
For many teens, as they get closer to adulthood, they’re in a hurry to experience grown-up things, like alcohol. For parents, as your teen pushes boundaries, it’s common for you to be concerned about underage drinking. Experimenting with alcohol should not be considered a rite of passage or just something that teens are going to […]
Underage Drinking at Parties: Consequences for Teens
As your teen starts attending parties with their peers, starting the conversation to prevent them from succumbing to the peer pressure to drink alcohol should be a top priority for parents. Alcohol is the most widely abused substance by youth, and every year, underage drinking results in the death of 3,500 children under the age […]
How Child-Rearing Shifts During the Teen Years
It seems like children change overnight from innocent, playful kids into tweens and teenagers experiencing hormonal shifts and questioning the complex world we live in. Parents are often nervous about navigating the parent-child relationship during those teen years when their children begin testing their independence and challenging or questioning authority. They’re maturing, and parents may […]
Teenage Drinking Statistics: Underage Drinking in America
Get ready to start the conversation with your children about underage drinking by beefing up your knowledge of some of the latest teenage drinking statistics among America’s youth. As kids mature, their natural inclination is to assert their independence and test boundaries. Arming them with the facts will make it less likely they will succumb […]
How Parents Can Discourage Teenage Drunk Driving
Parents need to take the wheel when it comes to teenage impaired driving because your child’s life depends on it. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Experts also say that 15 percent of those deadly crashes […]
Why Do Teens Drink Alcohol?
Why do teens drink alcohol? The answer may seem obvious, but there is a lot more that goes into the decision to drink underage than you may think. In addition to social factors such as peer pressure, there are also a host of other factors and circumstances that contribute to teenage drinking. Learn more about […]
Legal Drinking Age: Is It Ever Legal for Minors to Drink?
“Just a sip.” How many parents have said this to their children? It might seem harmless, but there is a legal drinking age for a reason. Don’t let the temptation to be a “cool parent” lead you to make bad decisions when it comes to underage drinking. Allowing children to consume alcohol before they reach […]
Holiday Drinking: Is it Legal to Drink with your Parents?
The holidays are often a great opportunity to teach underage family members about responsible drinking behavior. That doesn’t mean it’s okay for parents to allow their kids to participate in holiday drinking at family gatherings. In fact, it’s not legal in North Carolina for parents to supervise their kids drinking alcohol — no matter the […]