Monday, November 22, 2010

Holiday no excuse for unsupervised youth parties, November 21, 2010

"So, it's the night before Thanksgiving……Wednesday, Thanksgiving Eve. What does that mean?
It's amateur (drinking) night. Forget St. Patrick's Day, July 4 or New Year's Eve. This is the biggest party night of the year for many.
It's a time to leave the stresses of the school year and/or office behind for just a few days and begin connecting with friends and family you haven't seen during the year. Keep in mind that meeting with friends and family after not seeing them for a while brings on stresses and pressures of its own kind.
It's also the unofficial kickoff to the holiday season. Thanksgiving, traditionally, is when homes are usually fully stocked with booze for family parties. According to statistics from the National Center on Addictions & Substance Abuse, more young people drink on the day before Thanksgiving than on any other day of the year." Read More

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