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I’ll never forget the time I was in high school visiting a friend’s house. Her mother was at home and allowing the teens present to drink in the house. It was one of those occasions of, “I’d rather them drink in the house than outside where they’d be driving or getting themselves into trouble.” I was deeply disturbed. All I could think about was the fact that if even one teenager managed to escape her notice and drive home, that person could have gotten into an accident and killed or killed someone else. It bothers me to this day and I knew even in high school that I would never offer alcohol to minors. There are just too many variables to control — not to mention the fact that alcohol can damage growing brains and bodies.

Thankfully that night no one was hurt, but it could easily have happened. I urge you today, DO NOT SERVE ALCOHOL TO MINORS. Be a good, responsible, wise role model.

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Celebrate Sobriety!

Posted: April 6, 2015 by cpmacartersville in alcohol awareness, Parents, Teens
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righttorefuseThere is NOTHING wrong with deciding to abstain from alcohol as a minor or adult. Perhaps alcoholism runs in your family. Maybe you’ve struggled with alcohol addiction in the past. Maybe you want to set a good example for people at risk. Whatever your reason for avoiding alcohol, sobriety is worth celebrating! Be honest about your reasons for refusing to drink. Be transparent and supportive to others who make the same choice or who are curious about it. If you are a minor, you should abstain from alcohol for a variety of health (and LEGAL) reasons. Make the best choice for your health and find alcohol-free methods for having fun!

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it's okay not to drinkAlcohol is not required to have a terrific, fun, and romantic Valentine’s Day weekend! If you and your significant other are going out this weekend, find alcohol-free, safe ways to celebrate! If you’re single, but plan to hang out with friends, throw a party with alcohol-free beverages and great snacks! It’s okay not to drink and believe it or not, most of your friends aren’t drinking. Stay safe. Make wise choices! Have a great Valentine’s Day tomorrow!

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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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