Monday, June 20, 2011

Chamber President: At Graduation Time, Remind Teens to Avoid Drugs, Alcohol

East Haddam-Haddam Patch (Haddam, CT) June 17, 2011

"High school graduation is a time to celebrate. As parents and guardians, this moment is a major milestone in the lives of our children and in our own lives as well. Let’s keep in mind, though, that we must continue to be parents and do the right thing when it comes to celebrating this great occasion; alcohol has no place at a teenage party.
Happily, an overwhelming number of Middlesex County parents intend to do the right thing this season. Last year the Middlesex County Substance Abuse Action Council, a nonprofit affiliate of the Chamber of Commerce, surveyed adults throughout Middlesex County.
A random sample of 631 parents responded. More than 80 percent said they were 'very much against' the idea of adults serving alcohol to teens at home parties. Some had even stronger negative opinions. Parents who refuse to serve alcohol are clearly in the majority, even though that majority may be silent at times." Read More

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