Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Underage Drinking Presentation

Crow Wing County Health Nurse Rose Hauge said the program about underage drinking Thursday night at Brainerd High School will take a look at the problem and explain how worse its become. Hauge said a 2007 survey said 47% of Crow Wing County 12th admitted to having an alcoholic drink in the previous two weeks, and 31% of 9th graders. The response for all Minnesota 9th graders was 24%. Hauge said the program will include a videotaped presentation as well as live reports from area experts, as well as suggestions to reduce underage drinking of alcohol. The program begins at 6pm Thursday night in the Brainerd Little Theater at the high school. It's sponsored by the county health department and coordinated by area Youth as Resources organizations.

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