Start The Conversation!

posted Mar 16, 2012, 8:29 AM by Corey Haynes   [ updated Mar 16, 2012, 8:33 AM ]
Nearly 8,000 youth between the ages of 12 and 17 start drinking each day in the U.S. and most of them receive alcohol from parents, friends, and older siblings.

As a community, let’s begin the conversation about the effects of underage drinking. Areas of discussion could include: 

  • How large of a problem is alcohol use by underage youth in your community? 
  • How easy is it for youth to obtain alcohol in your community? 
  • Where do youth in your community access alcohol? 
  • If you learned that your teen planned to attend a friend’s party where alcohol was going to be available or served, what would you do? 
  • Do you know parents who host parties where alcohol is available or served to teens? 
  • If parents knew about the laws and consequences of providing alcohol to teens, would it prevent them from hosting teen parties where alcohol is served? 
  • What community-wide strategies can be implemented to reduce underage drinking in your community? 

To be continued…at the Partnership meeting March 28th and at the Community Awards Celebration April 25th.