Monday, January 20, 2014

Parents updated on latest teen drug and alcohol trends

Reminder News (Glastonbury, CT) January, 17, 2014

"Parents at the Glastonbury Drug and Prevention Council's presentation on Jan. 15 got a large sampling of what drug and alcohol trends are affecting their teens. Rachel Bruno, program manager at The Governor's Prevention Partnership, headed the program that identified trends in the way substances – including alcohol, marijuana alternatives and others – are marketed toward younger people.
One example is 'flavored beer,' which includes malt beverages, hard lemonades and others. 'What's interesting is the manufacturing process,' Bruno said, explaining that the beverages are brewed like beers, but then the filtering process removes the flavor and alcohol, making it essentially water. Then, malt liquor and other flavorings are added." Read More

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