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…..
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 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…..
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…..
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 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…..
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…..
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…..
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…..
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health is now available! Keeping up with the most recent statistics on underage and youth binge drinking is imperative for taking a proactive approach in preventing the problem. Listed below are some highlights pertaining…..