Too Smart To Start. In the News http://www.toosmarttostart.samhsa.gov/ News Items. en-us tsts@macrointernational.com tsts@macrointernational.com 60 Kids Allowed To 'Sip' Alcohol May Start Drinking Earlier http://www.toosmarttostart.samhsa.gov/newsroom/InTheNews.aspx?id=4651 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:00:00 GMT According to a study from Brown University, kids who had sipped alcohol by sixth grade were more likely to drink by high school and to engage in binge drinking. [SC] Communities Across South Carolina Work To Keep Alcohol Out Of The Hands Of Youth Under 21 http://www.toosmarttostart.samhsa.gov/newsroom/InTheNews.aspx?id=4652 Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:00:00 GMT During the month of April, the sixth annual "Out of Their Hands" campaign will take place. [SD] Crucial Town Hall Meeting at O'Gorman http://www.toosmarttostart.samhsa.gov/newsroom/InTheNews.aspx?id=4653 Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:00:00 GMT On March 31, a town hall meeting about underage drinking and driving was held at O'Gorman High School. [CA] Common Vision Coalition Educating On Binge, Underage Drinking http://www.toosmarttostart.samhsa.gov/newsroom/InTheNews.aspx?id=4654 Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:00:00 GMT In an effort to continue reaching more people about the dangers of underage drinking, the organization has been holding education opportunities in Spanish. [WV] Putnam County Looks To Enact 'Social Host' Ordinance http://www.toosmarttostart.samhsa.gov/newsroom/InTheNews.aspx?id=4650 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:00:00 GMT The Putnam Wellness Coalition is proposing that Putnam County enact a social host ordinance. [NC] April Designated Alcohol Awareness Month http://www.toosmarttostart.samhsa.gov/newsroom/InTheNews.aspx?id=4648 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:00:00 GMT The Mayor of Laurinburg has proclaimed that April is Alcohol Awareness Month in his town. [NY] Youth Leaders Design Programs To Tackle Underage Substance Use http://www.toosmarttostart.samhsa.gov/newsroom/InTheNews.aspx?id=4649 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:00:00 GMT Students from local school districts met over two days in a program meant to empower youth and develop strategies to prevent underage drinking and substance abuse. [WV] Two Sessions To Focus On Underage Drinking http://www.toosmarttostart.samhsa.gov/newsroom/InTheNews.aspx?id=4645 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:00:00 GMT The Wayne County Underage Drinking Prevention Coalition is holding two sessions where community members can come together and discuss ways to prevent underage drinking. [NE] Several Groups Trying To Prevent Underage Drinking http://www.toosmarttostart.samhsa.gov/newsroom/InTheNews.aspx?id=4646 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:00:00 GMT According to a survey from DHHS, more than 75% of high school seniors drink. Due to that fact, several organizations in the state are focusing on prevention efforts. [NC] New Drinking Policy Works To Dispel College Drinking Culture http://www.toosmarttostart.samhsa.gov/newsroom/InTheNews.aspx?id=4647 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:00:00 GMT Anyone who is under 21 and caught drinking alcohol at UNC Wilmington will now receive a citation from the state. [PA] PLCB Conference Targets Underage Drinking http://www.toosmarttostart.samhsa.gov/newsroom/InTheNews.aspx?id=4644 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:00:00 GMT The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board hosted over 200 individuals at its conference focused on underage drinking prevention. [MI] Skubick: Senator Says First Underage Drinking Incident Shouldn't Be Misdemeanor http://www.toosmarttostart.samhsa.gov/newsroom/InTheNews.aspx?id=4643 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:00:00 GMT If a state senator gets his way, minor in possession charges will no longer be a misdemeanor for first and second convictions. [OK] Davis: Underage Drinking Town Hall Meeting http://www.toosmarttostart.samhsa.gov/newsroom/InTheNews.aspx?id=4641 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:00:00 GMT On March 25, the Davis Police Department, Wichita Mountains Prevention Network and the Region 10 Regional Prevention Coordinator hosted a town hall meeting about underage drinking. [WI] City Considers Social Hosting Ordinance http://www.toosmarttostart.samhsa.gov/newsroom/InTheNews.aspx?id=4642 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:00:00 GMT The Public Protection Committee will consider a social host ordinance, in April. [CA] Los Alamitos High School To Hold Parent Education On Social Pressures, Issues, And Underage Drinking http://www.toosmarttostart.samhsa.gov/newsroom/InTheNews.aspx?id=4640 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:00:00 GMT On March 31, the Los Alamitos school district and other community organizations will host a meeting for parents to educate them about peer pressure and underage drinking.