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Georgia MADD PowerTalk 21 Parent /Youth Town Hall Meeting

On Tuesday, April 21st from 7-9 PM youth and parents are invited to join MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) and the Cobb Community Alliance to Prevent Substances, Inc. (formerly Cobb Alcohol Taskforce) at First Presbyterian Church, 189 Church Street, Marietta, GA 30060 to engage in a conversation about underage drinking…..

Prom Season is Here!

Cobb County prom season is here and Cobb Alcohol Taskforce is asking our school and parent partners to join us in promoting a safe and sober prom season. Be advised –parties have repeatedly been identified as the primary source by which minors obtain alcohol, and during prom season many teens…..

Prescription Drug Abuse Facts

The Drug Free Action Alliance reports that more deaths occur from accidental drug overdose than traffic accidents. And nearly half of these deaths are due to prescription drugs. Prescription drug abuse involves taking a prescription medication that isn’t yours or taking your own prescription medication in a way that differs…..

Cobb District Attorney Vic Reynolds to Speak at March Meeting

Cobb DA Vic Reynolds will be the featured guest speaker at our March general membership meeting. Join us on March 17 at 11:30am at the Switzer Library to hear from one of our top-ranking elected officials in Cobb County. Mr. Reynolds will speak to the role that our judicial partners…..

Youth Summit a Success!

The ice melted and the teens came out! Our annual Youth Summit was a big success. Teens created skits, learned about the influence of media on behavior, participated in fun skills games and worked on community impact projects. We thank the Atlanta Braves Foundation for their sponsorship. See the photo…..

Guidelines for keeping parties alcohol free

We know youth are going to want to throw and attend parties. But did you know that Cobb County students report binge drinking at a friend’s house on the weekends? [Georgia Student Health Survey] Parents, it’s your job to make sure that these parties are safe and alcohol free. Cobb Alcohol…..

Cobb Alcohol Taskforce donates to Toys for Tots

Cobb Alcohol Taskforce provided gifts for more than 40 children at their annual Toys for Tots holiday drive. Staff Sergeant Champ educated those in attendance on the history and local knowledge of the U.S. Marine Corps’ connection with this worthwhile drive. If you were unable to drop of a gift, please…..

Parents, take action to prevent underage drinking

Did you know that alcohol harms and kills more youth than all illegal drugs combined? Talking with your child about the dangers of underage and youth binge drinking is only the first step in keeping them safe. Cobb Alcohol Taskforce recommends parents take the following actions to help prevent underage and…..

Tips for talking with your child about alcohol

Youth rely on the adults to help them make tough decisions and to provide advice. The advice given is especially important when it’s pertaining to alcohol and underage drinking. Below are some tips from Too Smart To Start to help guide your conversation with your child about the dangers of underage…..

Preparing for tough alcohol questions

Talking with your child about the dangers of underage and youth binge drinking is tough. As your child gets older, he/she will ask more challenging questions. Parents, it’s imperative to be prepared for these questions so you can answer them thoroughly and honestly. The Underage Drinking Prevention National Media Campaign has highlighted…..