19 Teens Arrested

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This recent 11Alive (ATL) news story puts the spotlight on 19 teens who were arrested at a house party. Two parents were also arrested. The video within the article outlines more information about this situation. The bottom line? Underage drinking is NOT OKAY. It can lead to arrest, yes, but it can also lead to death, alcohol poisoning, and alcohol dependence. Make wise choices! Rethink the drink!

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ALCOHOL FACT OF THE DAY

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CNN released an article on Wednesday that talked about the dangerous effects of alcohol poisoning and the group most likely to die of alcohol poisoning. No matter what your age, gender, or life experience, alcohol poisoning is preventable. Rethink the drink!

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Reminders of the Dangers of Drunk Driving

Today on the blog, we’ve got some reminders about the dangers of drunk driving. With the increase in holiday parties and holiday travel, be aware of intoxicated drivers and DO NOT contribute to the problem! Rethink the drink!

>> Many Consequences Associated with Impaired Driving

>> “Buzzed” Driving is Drunk Driving

>> MADD’s Drunk Driving Page

>> Drunk Driving Statistics

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5 Tips for a Safe Thanksgiving

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With Thanksgiving this week, safety should be on the minds of all travelers, parents, and families in general. Lots of people will be driving or flying to distant destinations to be with loved ones. There will, inevitably, be drunk drivers out on the road. Don’t be one of them. Here are some other tips for having a safe Thanksgiving!

1. Don’t serve alcohol to minors. // It can be customary at enclosed family gatherings to offer underage folks a small glass of wine or some other spiked holiday drink. This is not a great idea. Instead of allowing your teens and children to ingest a harmful intoxicant, rather, you should model appropriate drinking behavior in front of them. Have 1 or 2 drinks and remain sober.

2. If you do plan to drink, designate a sober driver. // If you do plan on drinking and you still have other places to drive after a get-together, make sure you have a sober driver. Don’t be the cause of an accident that can change lives forever!!

3. Keep an eye out for emotional situations that might trigger problem behaviors. // The holidays are, unfortunately, a difficult time for many people. You might have family members or friends who resort to destructive behaviors to get through the holidays. If you know you or a friend has a problem with alcohol during hard times, seek help before you need the alcohol to get you through.

4. If you are the host of a family gathering, set down strict rules for drinking and driving. // Don’t let friends or family drive drunk. PERIOD.

5. Try to stay indoors after dark on the congested travel nights to avoid wild drivers who might have been drinking. // It may seem paranoid, but if you can just stay in after dark on Thanksgiving night and leave after light the next day, it can increase your chances of avoiding drunk drivers.

Happy Holidays!

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How Was Your Red Ribbon Week?

Students at this middle school shared their Red Ribbon Week reflections with one of their local journalists. It would be wonderful to hear about your own school’s Red Ribbon Week! Did you learn anything particularly interesting that you didn’t know about the dangers of alcohol and other drugs? Did it inspire you to make a decision to avoid alcohol and other drugs in your own young life? We’d love to hear about it!

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN 2014!!

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**Attn Parents of 9th Graders in Polk County: please sign the permission form to have your ninth graders attend the Family Connection Teen Maze on November 5th and 6th. Contact your (Cedartown High or Rockmart High) school for more information.**

We truly hope that you have a terrific, safe, and responsible Halloween night! Stay wise and rethink the drink!

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Happy Labor Day!

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Happy Labor Day!

No doubt, most of you have the day off from school and work today. If that’s so, take the day to enjoy yourself with family and friends! Make wise choices and rethink the drink while you’re out having fun!

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