Thursday, June 3, 2010

Weston groups work to ensure a safe prom and graduation season

 The Weston Forum (Weston, CT) May 31  

"With the Weston High School graduation quickly approaching, Weston Youth Services, along with Weston’s ADAP, the Weston High School PTO and Positive Directions, would like to offer parents and teens some helpful tips on having a safe, fun and alcohol-free graduation season. According to the 2008 underage drinking survey administered by Positive Directions to students in grades seven to 12 and their parents, the average age of first use of alcohol happens between ages 13 and 15. More female students at Weston High School reported recent alcohol consumption than their male counterparts (67% vs 45% of seniors)...It should be noted that Connecticut has a “social host” law, making a parents or homeowners responsible if alcohol is served/consumed on their property with their knowledge or consent. It makes it illegal for anyone under 21 to consume alcohol on public or private property."
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