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Tonight: Town Hall meeting about underage drinking in BG

Press release:



Monday, April 30th, 2012

6PM – 8PM


Caroline County Recovery Community Center

103 County Street

Bowling Green, VA





The McShin Foundation and The Caroline County Recovery Community Center will be holding a Town Hall Meeting on the prevention of underage drinking.


In Attendance:

Caroline County Sheriff  A.A. Lippa, Jr.

Caroline County Commonwealth Attorney Tony Spencer

McShin President John Shinholser

Executive Director of SAFE (Substance Abuse Free Environment) Wayne Frith

CCRCC Leader Frank Brewer

Peer Leader Megan Valin

McShin Staff


**Underage drinking occurs in social settings: According to SAMHSA’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health, among persons aged 12 to 20 who had used alcohol in the past month, most (80.9 percent) were with two or more people the last time they drank alcohol. Teens drink less often than adults. But when teens do drink, they drink more than adults. On average, young people have about five drinks on a single occasion. This behavior is called binge drinking. It is a very dangerous way of drinking that can lead to serious problems and even death.**