Thursday, April 17, 2014

PowerTalk21 Discussion

April 21, 2014
Register on the  MADD website

MADD's annual PowerTalk21 initiative is a campaign throughout April to encourage parents to talk to their kids about alcohol. The national MADD office has new survey information about parent influence on teen drinking behavior and is promoting the Power of Parents program this month. The Power of Parents program includes a free online workshop (in English and in Spanish) for parents on April 21. The data indicates that teens whose parents send a clear message that drinking is completely unacceptable are 80% less likely to drink alcohol underage.

Other outcomes:
Research shows that people who don't drink until age 21 are:
  • More than 80 percent less likely to abuse alcohol or become alcohol-dependent later in life than those who drink before age 15
  • 70 percent less likely to drive drunk later in life than those who drink before age 14
  • 85 percent less likely to be involved in an alcohol-related traffic crash later in life than those who drink before age 14
  • More than 90 percent less likely to be injured while under the influence of alcohol later in life than those who drink before age 15
  • 90 percent less likely to be in a fight after drinking later in life than those who drink before age 15
Please register for the discussion and promote in your community using the PowerTalk21 flyers (in English and in Spanish).

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