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.”
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.