News Sections
Audio
Conference Focuses On Combating Underage Drinking
Updated May 5, 2013 12:06 AM | Filed under: Network Indiana
 Print    Archive    RSS

(INDIANAPOLIS) - Underage drinking was the topic of a two day conference held in Indianapolis this week.

The State Department of Education and the Indiana Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking hosted several school officials and individuals help keep Hoosier children from drinking alcohol.

Indiana Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking Director Lisa Hutcheson says its a big problem in the state, with alcohol abuse being measured in the 6th grade and it only increases through the 12th grade.

She says the overall numbers of juveniles who drink is down, but binge drinking numbers are up.

Hutcheson says it begins with parents, but communities and faith-based groups are also responsible for combating the problem. She says the state is also trying to help with Department of Education grants to schools.



« Previous Article
Next Article »

 Print    Archive    RSS

Have a question or comment about a news story? Send it to comments@wbiw.com

Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW
Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW


1340 AM WBIW, Bedford's Place To Talk. Serving Lawrence and surrounding counties since 1948!

© 2014 Ad-Venture Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.   WBIW.com and Listen Live Powered by HPC

Advertise  |  Careers  |  About  |  Feedback