Parents Empowered


ParentsEmpowered.org is a media and education campaign funded by the Utah Legislature and designed to prevent and reduce underage drinking in Utah by providing parents and guardians with information about the harmful effects of alcohol on the developing teen brain, along with proven skills for preventing underage alcohol use.
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‘Think Twice’ before buying alcohol for minors


Some Chiloquin High School students are taking a different approach at reducing underage drinking.
Student Gary Frost says it’s easier than you’d think for minors to buy alcohol. “It’s very easy. There are a lot of people around here who are very willing to buy alcohol for minors, as long as they get money.”
Frost explains the ‘Think Twice’ program: “We put stickers on bottles of alcohol so that when people buy them, they think twice about giving them to minors.”
The stickers read: ‘Buying alcohol for minors is illegal. Think twice. Underage drinking can be dangerous. It’s a class ‘A’ misdemeanor, with up to 364 days in jail and $6250 in fines. Be the influence they need.’
The stickers, and banners were placed at the Crater Lake Junction Travel Center, Clyde’s Market, and the Family Food Center.
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Don’t be a drunk head

Brazilian pediatric organization SPRS launched the campaign “Don’t be a drunk head” on Tuesday (20/12/2016).
“We have a commitment to the healthy development of our children and adolescents. As pediatricians it is up to us to alert the family members and also to raise awareness among young people about the risks and consequences of excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages, says Cristina Targa, president of SPRS.”
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