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Tiverton Prevention Coalition to Hold Town Hall Meeting on Underage Drinking and Drug Use

The Tiverton Prevention Coalition released its May e-newsletter.

Underage drinking is not inevitable but, unfortunately, many adults believe that it is.

They say it’s just a "rite of passage," even though evidence shows that this “social norm” actually contributes to higher incidences of underage drinking!

Underage drinking is not a rite of passage, and many young people choose not to drink. Overall, 52 percent of students reported not drinking in the recent Drug Free Communities survey. Teens who reported not using drugs or alcohol say that the number one reason they don’t is to avoid disappointing their parents. Parents who tell kids early and often that they should not drink or use drugs do make a powerful impact.

Join the Coalition for this important discussion on Wed. May 23 at 6:30 pm at the .

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