Wednesday, May 18, 2011

MADD to discuss the dangers of teen drinking

The Day (Groton, CT) May 17, 2011

"'Power of Parents, It’s Your Influence,' a free workshop launched by MADD, the Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and sponsored by Nationwide Insurance and the GASP coalition will take place at 6 p.m. May 25 at the library.
The program is designed to help parents and caregivers of teenagers talk about the dangers of underage drinking. As part of the 30-minute program, parents will receive a handbook to equip them with the tools to help keep their teen safe.
'Parents are the number one influence in their child’s decisions about drinking,' said Michelle Hamilton, coordinator at Ledge Light Health District for the Groton Adolescent Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition. 'The GASP Coalition recognizes that most Groton teens don’t drink alcohol, but having open conversations with your kids about the dangers of underage drinking, and setting clear rules is an important part of prevention.'" Read More

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