Danbury Launches Underage Drinking Awareness Campaign

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MCCA (Midwestern Connecticut Council of Alcoholism), and Stand Together Make a Difference (Danbury’s local substance abuse prevention coalition), have partnered to launch a media campaign and ask parents, students, community leaders and community members to “stand together to reduce underage drinking.” 


The key message of the campaign is It’s 21 4 a Reason: Underage Drinking Damages Your Brain.”


Students from Danbury High School and Henry Abbott Technical High School are ready to do their part – they have signed on to do video production, graphic design, and social media.


Stand Together Danbury is asking local government, businesses, schools, hospitals, community leaders, civic organizations, local media, religious affiliations, law enforcement, parents, and others to come together and help us change the culture of our community.


The average age of drinking onset in Danbury is age 13. Kids who begin drinking before age 15 are sixtimes more likely to have a problem with substances later in life.


Visit the Stand Together Danbury campaign at standtogetherdanbury.org.  For more information please contact Terry Budlong at tbudlong@mccaonline.com.

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