Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Preventing underage drinking starts at home

New Britain Herald (New Britain, CT) December 16, 2013

‘Tis the season for students around the state to reunite with former classmates and hometown friends. This time of year it is important for parents and their high school and college-age students to recognize that underage drinking and drug use can lead to devastating consequences. To help ensure that celebrations are safe and enjoyable, The Governor’s Prevention Partnership is offering parents eight tips for keeping teenagers healthy and safe this holiday season.
'There is no better role model than a parent,' said New Britain Police Chief James Wardwell. “Parental responsibility is at the forefront of safety.'
'It’s important for parents to know that they are still the strongest influencers in the lives of their children, even during the teenage years,' said Governor’s Prevention Partnership President, Jill K. Spineti. 'We remind parents to take time out during the stress of the holiday season to talk to their kids about the dangers of underage drinking and drug use.'" Read More

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