Prom Night

Alcohol Abuse

In the lives of high school students all across America, prom night is one of the highlights of their academic careers.  According to a USA Today report, 90 percent of students in the 11th and 12th grades will, more than likely, participate in drinking alcohol.  In this, 70 percent of those students who drink at their proms will also get behind the wheel and drive while intoxicated.  Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) also report that more that “more than one in three students also said their parents had let them attend a party knowing that alcohol would be served.”

Parents have a huge responsibility in making sure their kids are not part of a percentage that lives are ruined or destroyed because of not talking to them about the dangers of alcohol abuse and addiction.  This is the time when high school students should be concerned with charting out the course of their lives through education instead of going to funerals because of one bad mistake due to drinking and driving.  Also, “add to the alcohol factor distractions like texting or talking on the cellphone while driving, or the greater likelihood of multiple people in the car, and the crash potential is very real.”

Narconon of Georgia is a non-profit (501 c-3) organization providing addiction treatment for alcohol and drug abuse.  Educational tools are provided to each client ensuring that those who are suffering from addiction become active and productive members of society.   


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