Your Kids Are Listening, What Are You Saying? Center for Family Life and Recovery, Inc. Holds a Town Hall Meeting to Combat Underage Drinking

May 2014 – It’s that time of year—the season for graduation, rites of passage for millions of teens across the country. It’s also time to get parents, educators, students, and local communities on board and prepared to prevent underage drinking. For many teenagers, June only means one thing – Graduation! Now more than ever is the time to candidly talk to your teens about the dangers of underage drinking which is often so prevalent during graduation.

The 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Survey6 found that among high school students, during the past 30 days
• 39% drank some amount of alcohol.
• 22% binge drank.
• 8% drove after drinking alcohol.
• 24% rode with a driver who had been drinking alcohol.

Join the Center for Family Life and Recovery, Inc. on June 3rd from 6:30-7:30 as we listen to a panel presentation with representation from Law Enforcement, local college representatives, community coalition leaders and more. This presentation will give youth and adults an overview on the effects of underage drinking and what parents should be looking for and what they should be talking about with their family. Participants will come away with at least two action steps to put into action immediately.

What: Town Hall Meeting; “Your kids are listening, what are you saying?”
When: June 3, 2014 from 6:30PM-7:30PM
Where: Center for Family Life and Recovery, Inc. 502 Court Street Suite 401, Utica NY 13502
Why: To help prevent Underage Drinking around Graduation time.

For more information on the upcoming Town Hall meeting, contact Samantha Madderom, Prevention, Advocacy and Training Specialist for CFLR, Inc., at 315-733-1709 or

Center for Family Life and Recovery, Inc. is proud to be the area’s leading expert for advocacy, prevention, counseling, training and recovery services. As a community partner, it is important to us that we continue spreading the message of hope to our area; especially, as we transform the lives of individuals and families by providing help and hope through advocacy, prevention, counseling and training.

Posted by Morgen Irwin