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True or False? The majority of Cobb 6th-12th graders reported no use of alcohol in the past 30-days Introducing alcohol to the developing brain interferes with chemical neurotransmitters and can cause permanent damage Alcohol is the top threat to youth health and safety Youth who drink alcohol are more likely…..

Keep our youth safe then during the school year

School is back and what better time to concentrate on ways to keep our youth safe then during the school year? Cobb Alcohol Taskforce strives to keep the community informed about the dangers of underage and youth binge drinking. Parents, children, teachers, community and faith leaders, take time to visit…..

Why Should Educators Partner to Reduce Underage and Youth Binge Drinking?

Educators, mentors and coaches are not only concerned with their students’ achievement, they are also concerned with their overall well-being. Educators should be aware of the alcohol related problems that could greatly impact their students. Studies have shown that youth who drink alcohol are more likely to have higher absences,…..

Continue your conversation about alcohol through text messaging

Communication is an important factor in keeping your child safe from the repercussions of underage and youth binge drinking. Keep the conversation alive by talking with your child through text messages. Compiled below are some sample text messages from SAMHSA to help you get your conversation started. Have fun with your friends……

Faith leaders have a unique ability to communicate an anti-alcohol message

Underage and youth binge drinking affects all areas of a community and those in faith-based leadership roles have a unique ability to communicate an anti-alcohol message. Youth with strong religious beliefs are less likely to use alcohol, according to the National Household Survey on Drug Use and Health. Faith leaders, make sure…..

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