Did You Know?
The damage from underage drinking may affect teens’ memory,
cognitive abilities and their decision-making skills
for the rest of their life.
Visit the RESOURCES page for links to more information!
YOU CAN HELP PREVENT YOUR CHILD
FROM USING ALCOHOL.
Visit www.parentupvt.org for more information!
Topics include how to talk about drinking, how to recognize warning signs, and how to avoid legal consequences.
Alcohol’s effects on your brain & body depend on the ways you drink–such as how much and how often–as well as your age, gender, & overall health status
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism can help!
for more information on topics such as:
What is a standard drink
Moderate & Binge drinking
Alcohol Use Disorders
Alcohol's Effects on the Body
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
and to Evaluate Your Own Drinking
"A social host who knowingly furnishes intoxicating liquor to a minor may be held liable under Vermont State Law if the social host knew, or a reasonable person in the same circumstances would have known, that the person who received the intoxicating liquor was a minor."
For more information, visit:
No Drinking Party is Safe
There is no such thing as a safe place for underage drinking. Hosting a drinking party for your children sends a dangerous message!
You are telling your underage teen that you think it is okay to break the law. This type of mixed messaging can make it can be difficult for them to know which laws should or should not be obeyed.
For helpful tips on how to set boundaries for your teen,
please visit: http://parentupvt.org/
Rutland Area Prevention Coalition
45 Union Street, Suite 1
Rutland, VT 05701
Phone: (802) 775-4199
RAP IS ON TV!
Visit PegTV Channel 15 (choose Video on Demand, PegTV Channel 15-Talk Shows) to watch episodes of "The RAP Spot," a monthly program highlighting the good work of our community partners and their efforts to reduce substance abuse in Rutland County.
Check out our latest episode here: http://vp.telvue.com/preview?id=T00969&video=310888