Underage drinking is a problem facing many Alaskacommunities, especially in rural parts of the state.
Ken McCarty is director of Kodiak’s
Providence Safe Harbor office.
Drinking 1 :06s “…is they’re bored.”)
Safe Harbor is sponsoring a town hall meeting
Wednesday to discuss the issue with parents and educators. Titled “Lets Start
Talking Before They Start Drinking,” McCarty says the town hall meetings are
part of a nationwide effort to increase understanding and awareness of underage
drinking and its consequences.
Drinking 2 :27s “…outcomes for our kids.”)
McCarty says in
the past most of the focus has been on treatment and recovery, but that’s
starting to change more toward prevention.
Drinking 3 :23s “…prevention here in Kodiak.”)
He says he’s
really hoping that parents will show up to brainstorm possible solutions and
share some of their own experiences.
Drinking 4 :19s “…to raise our kids.”)
hall meeting, “Let’s Start Talking Before They Start Drinking,” will take place
at the Kodiak High School commons, starting at 7 p.m.