Posts Tagged ‘summer’

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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Looking to host a perfect summer party for a sports event, a birthday, or holiday celebration? Check out our Pinterest boards, [PARTY IDEAS] and [PARTY SNACKS] for great brainstorming material! Also check out our [ALCOHOL-FREE DRINKS] board for lots of healthy, sober-minded drinks!

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Summertime is the time of cookouts, summer parties, and sleep-overs! When you’re hanging out with your buddies in the warmer weather, why not try out a few mocktails and other alcohol-free drinks? Our Pinterest Board is full of ideas for you and your friends! Try them out and have a guilt-free buzz from fellowship and fun!

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Weekend Fun Without the Alcohol

Posted: July 21, 2013 by cpmacartersville in Teens
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Many teens engage in underage drinking because it is seen as “fun”, “something to do at parties”, “something to do with friends”. While all of those things may be true to some degree, the plain fact is: underage drinking is illegal. On top of that, heavy drinking among teens carries an even greater risk for things like brain damage and developmental difficulties. Besides, if all you can think to do with your friends is party and drink on the weekends or after school, you’re not being very creative.

Hmm, I don’t know…there are about a bazillion things you could do to have fun on the weekends WITHOUT resorting to underage drinking. Here are a few:

1. Get together with your friends and have a video game tournament with some co-op console or PC game.

2. Go on a hike.

3. Play an outdoor sport like Ultimate Frisbee or Bocci.

4. Go to the movies.

5. Have a party, but instead of drinking to pass the time, spend it talking with your friends or playing games together.

6. Take up a new hobby that interests you and your group like pottery classes or archery.

7. Spend time volunteering in your community with something like Habitat for Humanity or a local soup kitchen.

8. Read a book.

9. Have a movie marathon and bring fun snacks and non-alcoholic drinks.

10. Go to the pool and have some fun in the sun.

If I can come up with ten fun things, I’m sure you and your friends could come with with dozens and dozens more! Get out there and have some summer fun without the booze (and the brain damage and other health risks…).

Happy Sunday!