The article by Marva Hinton details the importance of reaching kids at the middle school level to better equip them to say NO to alcohol when it presents itself.
“We think if we can help kids understand the negative consequences of underage drinking before they’re in situations requiring them to make decisions in the face of peer pressure, then we stand a better chance of delaying the onset of alcohol consumption,” said Blackman.”
It also touches upon the need for alcohol education in the face of a small uptick in underage drinking this past year.
“A national survey conducted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse in 2015 found that 10 percent of 8th graders reported drinking in the last month, while 5 percent admitted to binge drinking, or having five or more drinks in a row, in the previous two weeks.”
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