A Conversation Worth Having

“The Campus & Community Coalition has joined together with its partners, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, the Town of Chapel Hill, and the Orange County Health Department to highlight a conversation worth having. Our team has pulled together the leading research on alcohol’s impacts on the underage brain to bring resources to families in our community so that they can start a conversation about adolescent substance use. We cover why families should be talking with their children about alcohol, how they can start the conversation, and how mental health and social media influence underage alcohol use. Our hope is that the community will build on the strength of its connections to start conversations within and among families.”

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Liberty Alliance for Youth


LAFY is a member of CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America). We are one of the many coalitions across the country working to prevent youth substance use in our communities. LAFY is made up of people from all sectors of the Liberty community: educators, parents, youth, law enforcement officers, business representatives, government officials, pastors and other community members… all volunteering time to help build a strong future for Liberty.

“Our mission is to reduce alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse, violence and other negative behaviors and improve the lives of the entire Liberty Community.”

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Talk it out

Your kids may already be more aware of alcohol than you think. And they’re almost certainly ready to hear what you have to say. Start your conversations now. And stop underage drinking in your family.

Underage drinking in North Carolina starts earlier, and comes with higher costs, than we imagine. Not just dollars and cents, but lives lost, futures irrevocably altered, brains forever impaired — all of the physical, social and emotional damage that can weigh down tweens and teenagers for the rest of their lives.

Your kids may already be more aware of alcohol than you think. And they’re almost certainly ready to hear what you have to say.”

Read more from http://www.talkitoutnc.org