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Coalition Meeting - Thursday January 15, 2008

Town Hall 7pm

 Panel Presentation: The Drinking Age - 18 or 21?

All are welcome to attend - refreshments will be served.

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Since 2000, the Cheshire Coalition to Stop Underage Drinking has been working to educate and reduce underage drinking.  CCSUD is made up of parents, youth, school staff, police and other organizations who are helping our youth make good decisions. 
Alcohol is the most abused drug by Connecticut's youth. Research has shown that youth today begin to drink at a younger age and are drinking hard alcohol in large quantities.  Often while under the influence, youth engage in other risky behaviors. Research has also shown that parents and thier disapproval of underage drinking and other risky behaviors is the key reason many youth not to participate.   It is important as individuals and as a community that we encourage youth to make good decisions to not drink. 
In 2006, CCSUD was one of 27 communities in Connecticut that received a three year grant that focuses on underage drinking. To learn how you can get more involved call Sarah at (203) 639-9940 and check back here often.    


4 Part Workshop Series designed by the Courage to Speak Foundation to educate and empower parents in four areas.  Space is limited to 10 participants.  Dinner and materials are provided Free of Charge.  Workshops held at Town Hall from 6:30 - 8:00pm  For more information or to register for the series call Cheshire Youth and Social Services 271-6690.

October 21, 2008  "A Call to Arms": the Drug Culture in America

October 28, 2008 "We ALL Have Pain; We Have to Be Firm" Setting Appropriate Boundries

November 4, 2008  "Courageous Conversations" Communicating with Youth About Risky Behaviors

November 11, 2008  "Take Action": Prevention, Detection, Intervention and Support

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

18 or 21?
There has been alot of discussion around the drinking age recently with the Amethyst Initiative's announcement.  Over 100 college presidents across the country, including 6 of our own here in Connecticut have begun the discussion on dropping the drinking age back to 18 as a way to combat the binge drinking that is so rampant on college campuses.  CCSUD will be providing an opportunity for the community to take this argument on for itself on January 15, 2008 at our CCSUD quarterly meeting.  A panel representing both sides will be present to offer their opinions.  Mark your calendar and come to decide for yourself where you fall on the issue - 18 or 21?
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