State campaign targets underage and binge drinking
PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board has launched an initiative to stop underage and binge drinking in the state. ABC Board members and law enforcement officials addressed students at Prattville High School Wednesday morning. During the meeting, more than half of the one thousand students in attendance promised to not use alcoholic beverages and were given accounts of young people who have died in alcohol-related traffic accidents and the impact the accidents had on their families. The students making the promises gave themselves pats on the back. ABC Board Administrator Mac Gipson says underage and binge drinking remain problems for high school and college students. Gipson says informing schools about the dangers of abusing alcohol will be a major emphasis.