Republican American (Torrington, CT) April 24, 2011
"It came as little surprise to substance abuse experts that roughly seven out of 10 Torrington High School juniors have tried alcohol at least once, and 34 percent reported drinking in the past 30 days.
Those figures, compiled from an anonymous survey of local students in grades 7-11 conducted in June 2010, are comparable to results found in similar surveys at the state and national level. That according to a report prepared by Quantitative Services on behalf of the Northwest Coalition to Stop Underage Drinking and the McCall Foundation, a local nonprofit that administers the state grants which fund the coalition.
Kevin Pettit, prevention coordinator at the McCall Foundation, said the survey, the first of its kind conducted locally, has helped the coalition — already active for about a decade — to shape its prevention strategy." Read More