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…..

Shocking statistics on underage and youth binge drinking

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…..

Why should governments care about reducing underage and youth binge drinking?

An elected or public official assumes a very important and unique leadership role within a community. With that role comes responsibility to protect public health, safety and overall quality of life. Underage and youth binge drinking contributes significantly to crime, violence and a variety of poor social, health, education and…..

It takes a community to teach prevention

October 23-31 is Red Ribbon Week, a week dedicated for, “People and communities to unite and take a visible stand against drugs.”  People all across the nation have been displaying Red Ribbons as a symbol of intolerance towards the use of drugs for 27 years. This year make sure you sign the pledge…..

Share Pictures of Your Drug-Free Life and Be a Winner

This year, Red Ribbon Week, the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation reaching millions of young people, runs from Oct. 23-31. The national, overall theme for 2014 is “Love yourself. Be drug free.” To highlight the amazing moments drug-free teens live everyday, the Cobb Alcohol Taskforce is…..

Public Safety Appreciation Continues at October General Meeting

The Cobb Alcohol Taskforce recognized law enforcement teams and partners at the CAT Coalition General Meeting on Oct. 14 in Marietta. CAT held the meeting following a week of activities for National Public Safety Appreciation Week. Kennesaw Chief of Police, Bill Westenberger, was this month’s guest speaker, covering the topic…..