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Tonight: Town Hall meeting about underage drinking in BG
TOWN HALL MEETING
Monday, April 30th, 2012
6PM – 8PM
Caroline County Recovery Community Center
103 County Street
Bowling Green, VA
YOU ARE INVITED!!!
The McShin Foundation and The Caroline County Recovery Community Center will be holding a Town Hall Meeting on the prevention of underage drinking.
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
**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.**