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Happy Halloween!

Posted: October 31, 2015 by cpmacartersville in safe holidays
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Happy Halloween!

 

 

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Have an Alcohol-Free Fall!

Posted: October 16, 2015 by cpmacartersville in alcohol awareness, Halloween
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Halloween and other fall holidays are right around the corner! Looking to plan a party that is alcohol-free and still a ton of fun? Check out our Pinterest boards with information on Safe Holidays and Alcohol-Free Treats! We hope you have a terrific, alcohol-free, safe holiday season!

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Posted: October 31, 2014 by cpmacartersville in alcohol awareness, Halloween, Headlines, Parents, Teens
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HAPPY HALLOWEEN 2014!!

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

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Alcohol and Halloween

Posted: October 22, 2014 by cpmacartersville in alcohol awareness, Parents, Resources, Teens
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It’s common knowledge that holiday parties are generally flooded with alcohol consumption — among legal adults and minors. With Halloween right around the corner, it is essential to be on your guard at your friends’ parties. Rethink the drink and be wise with your choices! Here are some resources and information about alcohol and its connection with Halloween.

>> Dangers of Drinking on Halloween

>> Halloween and Alcohol Consumption

>> Be a Super Hero This Halloween

>> Plan Ahead for a Safe Halloween

We encourage you to check out these resources and spread them to your family and friends to help raise awareness!

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Have a Happy Safe Halloween!

Posted: October 31, 2013 by cpmacartersville in Headlines, Parents, Teens
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IMG_2210In all your trick-or-treating, partying, movie-watching, and candy eating…always remember to RETHINK THE DRINK and have a safe, happy, and fun Halloween!

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Wanting to host a safe party at your house this Halloween? Our Rethink the Drink Pinterest Page has ample resources to help you pick the perfect alcohol-free drink recipes, food ideas, and decorations! Here’s a party idea we put together for you:

1. Start with a theme: The Great Pumpkin Party

Everyone loves the classic Charlie Brown book/movie It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! Use that fun childhood favorite to create your party theme. For more fun party theme ideas, check out our [PARTY IDEAS] board.

2. Plan the Food:

Gather your friends to make sugar cookies and frost them in various “Great Pumpkin” themed looks. Use your imagination to create enchanting finger-foods, desserts, and delicious nibbles. For more party snack ideas, check out our [PARTY SNACKS] board!

3. Plan the Non-Alcoholic Drinks: Pumpkin Smoothie, anyone?

Seriously, what could be more refreshing and delicious than a Pumpkin Smoothie sans the alcohol? YUM! For more alcohol-free drink ideas, check out our [ALCOHOL-FREE DRINKS] board.

4. Plan your Entertainment: Watch the movie!

You can’t have a Great Pumpkin party without watching the old beloved classic film, now can you? Grab that DVD, some blankets and pillows, and enjoy a fun movie with your guests!

What sort of party could you throw together from our Pinterest boards? We’d love to see your ideas! Have a happy, safe, fun Halloween!

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2013-10-21 13.57.17Halloween is typically seen as the true beginning of the fall and winter holiday season. As many people know, the holidays can be a challenging time of year for some folks. Those who have family dysfunction or those who have lost loved ones are often lonely, depressed, or stressed around the holidays. Some people are stressed due to strapped financial situations and feel added pressure to spend money during the holidays. All of these pressures can lead people to abuse alcohol and other drugs when the holiday season starts up. Since Halloween is the first up, we are going to discuss some haunting facts about Halloween Alcohol Abuse and ways to keep yourself and children safe.

1. Halloween, a night when small children are out trick-or-treating, sees an increase in drunk drivers. In 2008, 58% of all driving fatalities on Halloween night involved drunk drivers. (Source)

2. Because Halloween is a social holiday for most people, there is a greater possibility of being exposed to alcohol at parties and gatherings. This can lead to an increase in drinking and subsequently impaired driving.

3. Most people do not plan ahead for safe travel on Halloween night.

MADD.org shares the stories of Jean Dyess and Jessica Fraire to help inspire people to remember the dangers of alcohol abuse on Halloween. Please read them and pass them along to your friends so that they can be more sober-minded about the upcoming holiday.

Given these scary thoughts, what are some ways you can keep yourself, your family, and any children in your care safe on Halloween? Here are 10 ideas:

1. While Trick-Or-Treating: Wear reflective clothing that is bright and easy for drivers to see.

2. While Trick-Or-Treating: Be watchful and alert while walking the streets or through neighborhood sidewalks. Carefully cross roads and always look several times before making any crossings.

3. While Trick-Or-Treating: Carry a flashlight with extra batteries so that you’ll have it for particularly dark places.

4. If attending a party, be sure you are fully aware of what sort of party it is. If there will be alcohol there and you are an adult, be sure you have a designated, SOBER driver to get you and your friends home.

5. If you are a teen attending a party, be sure you are firm and up front about your commitment to remain sober.

6. Host a safe party at your house where fun, non-alcoholic drinks and goodies will be served.

7. If you have to drive on Halloween night, be sure to drive the speed-limit and to drive cautiously, keeping your eyes open for impaired drivers. If you see someone’s driving become erratic or strange and suspect they are impaired, call 911 immediately. Always wear your seat-belt!

8. If you are trick-or-treating alone or with a group of friends, be sure your parents know exactly where you are at all times and carry your phone with you so that you can call and update them or let them know of an emergency right away.

9. Surround yourself with people you trust and who support your personal convictions about staying safe on Halloween.

10. Protect yourself and others by making a commitment not to engage in reckless behavior.

Halloween should be a fun, exciting holiday! Unfortunately, because we live in an unsafe world, it can quickly become a frightening, nightmarish night if people make the wrong choices. Follow the tips above to help protect yourself and others!

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