Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Educator: Culture of Underage Drinking Can Change

Canton Patch (Canton, CT) February 14, 2012

"To many, underage drinking is simply something kids will do and the best hope is to keep them from getting behind the wheel and perhps reach a few.
But Maria Coutant Skinner, Canton resident and Parent Education Coordinator for The McCall Foundation, a prevention and treatment agency, sees it differently. Attitudes can change, she said, using smoking and seat-belt use as examples. Just a generation ago, smoking was the norm and seat belt buckles were generally semi-permanently wedged into rear seats. Now, due to education, law enforcement and media campaigns, the number of smokers is dramatically reduced and most wear seat belts, she said." Read More

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