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Parents, administrators fight binge drinking
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools have a new program to tackle binge drinking in teens, which seems to start before they head to college, according to a national survey.
The survey by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said 18 percent of 12 to 20-year-olds are binge drinkers.
The school system is using federal money for a program to reduce teen drinking.
Wednesday night, they held a class at Myers Park High School to teach parents and students how to deal with the problem, specifically focusing on binge drinking.
“We know that it’s happening in high school. We know that unfortunately sometimes it’s even happening in middle school, and so that’s part of the reason we’re doing what we’re doing with this program,” Danielle Doskocil of the High Risk Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program said.
CMS leaders said having parents involved is key to tackling the problem because they said many times parents are the last ones who want to admit there’s a problem.
“Sometimes we don’t want to see the signs that they’re not on the right track, and it’s scary to think about sitting down and having a conversation with your kids about drinking, but it’s really, really important. And no matter how scary it is, it’s something we need to do,” Doskocil said.
Officials said someone who starts drinking as a teen is four times more likely to become an alcoholic, so by these indications, parents should start early to prevent a later problem.
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