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Community partners from across Cortland County are hosting a Community Forum focused on alcohol abuse and underage drinking on Monday, May 2 at 6pm at the Homer Center for the Arts.
The average age a teen in Cortland County starts drinking alcohol is 13.3 years old. We can all agree that this is too young. As a parent or caring adult, it is important for you to know that there are ways you can help prevent or even delay your child from drinking alcohol.
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The May 2 Community Forum will allow parents and concerned community members to come together and learn about the realities of underage drinking and leave with tips on how to address the issue. The event will include a resource fair, speaker line-up and refreshments.
Related: 5 charts that explain alcohol use among youth in Cortland County
The event is hosted by the Cortland Area Communities That Care Coalition in partnership Cortland Prevention Resources, Family Counseling Services, Cortland Prevention Resources, SUNY Cortland Institute for Civic Engagement, Catholic Charities of Cortland County, United Voices of Cortland, Cortland Rotary, Cortland City Police Department, Homer Police Department, Cortland County Sheriff's Office and others. Learn more atwww.cortlandareactc.org.
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1192139254160181/
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