Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Teens and Extreme Drinking

Alarming information parents and students need to understand:

According to the CDC, about 90% of all teen alcohol consumption occurs in the form of binge drinking, which, experts say, peaks at age 19.
Why is Four Loko called Blackout in a can?
“Four Loko is everywhere,” says Gabby K., 17, a high school junior in New Jersey. “It tastes like candy, so you can drink a lot of it fast. It’s pretty potent and it only costs around $3 a can. It’s a faster way to get drunk without having to deal with the taste of liquor.”

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Graduation party season is here

Graduation parties are underway and Example wants to remind parents to be vigilant and intelligent while celebrating this fantastic achievement. 
Parents hosting graduation parties:  Know the laws.  Serving alcohol to minors is illegal and can result in stiff penalties, including up to 90 days in jail and up to a $1,000 fine.  In addition, parents can be sued if they give alcohol to a teen and the teen is injured in any way.

Parents that think taking the car keys from underage drinkers is the solution, apparently have never heard of alcohol poisoning.  Alcohol poisoning kills underage drinkers every year. Know how alcohol poisoning affects the body, know the warning signs and never hesitate to get help. Shelby Allen's life may have been spared if somebody sought medical help sooner.
Parents, if you don't know what happened to Shelby Allen or think the dangers of alcohol poisoning are not real, stop reading this blog immediately and follow this link  and learn about her tragedy.