Community will gather to discuss Underage Drinking Issues and Trends
The Hardwick Area Community Coalition (https://haccprevention.com/) is sponsoring a discussion on Underage Drinking Issues and Trends on March 28 at Hazen Union High School at 6pm. The overall purpose is for the community to learn more about what our children are facing. Topics will include the scope of the problem, what parents say about underage drinking, the number of alcohol highway deaths, statistics about teens riding with a drunken or a stoned driver and teens driving impaired, and trends in youth drinking in the U.S. and specifically in Vermont. Other topics will include what teens drink, where they get it, drinking in the US compared to other countries, 2011 Youth Risk Behaviour Statistics, and a update on the tobacco and alcohol industry, including hot new marketing of alcohol products, internet purchasing of alcohol, and new products (alco-pops, energy drinks, 4 Loko, etc.) The evening will end with a discussion of some possible solutions and national and local efforts.
There is a giveaway of $50.00 Gas Card Coffee & Cookies after the presentation.
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