Posts Tagged ‘Alcohol-Free’

Have a Safe Summer!

Posted: May 4, 2015 by cpmacartersville in adults, safe holidays, Teens
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Summer is just around the corner for many of you. If you’re still in high school or college, we hope that you’ll endeavor to have a safe,  alcohol-free summer. Frequent alcohol use can lead to binge-drinking, disease, drunk driving, violence, risky sexual behavior, depression, and more. Know that there are millions of ways to have fun that don’t include dangerous drugs like alcohol. We hope you’ll decide to be an example for your friends and family and show that alcohol is not necessary to have a blast this summer!

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3 Tips for An Alcohol-Free Summer

Posted: April 24, 2015 by cpmacartersville in adults, safe holidays, Teens
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As the school year winds down to an end, everyone has summer on their minds! It’ll be here before we know it and we should all prepare to have a safe, fun summer season! Here are 5 tips for staying sober this summer and finding clean and safe ways to celebrate the sun!

1 // When throwing parties, serve a variety of alcohol-free punches and drinks! — It’s not hard to throw together a tasty punch with soda, fruit juice, and fresh fruit! You could also serve flavored waters and teas to refresh your guests.

2 // Hang around with the friends who support your decision to abstain from drinking. — The “right crowd” is so important. Don’t hang around with people who are tempting you to make bad decisions or to harm your body. Find friends who support and encourage you to follow your convictions.

3 // When spending time with friends, go outside and get active in the sunshine! — Exercise and the outdoors are both helpful in increasing endorphins and “feel-good” combinations of hormones. Get out there and get your high the healthy way!

4 //We truly hope that you’ll take these tips to heart and strive to have a healthy, happy summer!

 

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Rockmart High Students conducted a survey among their classmates and found out that 78% of Rockmart High students drink SODA, WATER, or TEA when hanging with friends! Contrary to popular teen beliefs, everyone is NOT drinking. Most kids choose NOT to drink alcohol in their underage years. If you’re a teen struggling with peer pressure to consume alcohol, remember that you’re not alone in making wise decisions. Rethink the drink!

Thanks, Rockmart High, for sharing your positive information!!

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Looking for a perfect hot cocoa or a tasty holiday punch for your holiday party? Look no further than our Pinterest Boards! We have pinned so many fun, tasty drink recipes and all are alcohol-free (or can be made easily alcohol-free). If you’re an adult, consider serving alcohol-free options at your party for those who’d like to avoid spirits. If you’re a minor, make something tasty and safe for your friends!

Got alcohol-free drink recipes you’d like to share with us? Post them in the comments section!

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Another article surfaced on Bing News today suggesting a drunk driver might have been involved in a motor vehicle accident that led to the injury of 7 people. This holiday season, if you are at parties where alcohol is served, rethink the drink and make wise choices! Be a sober driver for friends who drink. Encourage your friends to choose alcohol-free beverage options. The holidays should be a happy, festive, and safe time of year. We’re here to support you in your choice to abstain from alcohol as a minor and to drink responsibly as an adult.

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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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With Halloween behind us, the holiday season is officially here! Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanza are on the horizon. Holiday parties will be common throughout the coming weeks. Keep in mind the need to rethink the drink during these occasions. If you’re underage, abstain from drinking alcohol altogether. Abusing alcohol can have life-altering effects in your life. If you’re a legal adult and of drinking age, model responsible drinking behaviors for the younger generation and always have a sober driver if you’re in a vehicle after drinking.

Our Pinterest Page has great alcohol-free drink recipes and other party ideas!

Happy Holidays from us!

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