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Vail Valley to talk about teen drinking

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO Colorado

EDWARDS, Colorado ” A town hall meeting about teen drinking and drug use will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Berry Creek Middle School.

The meeting is being organized by the Eagle River Youth Coalition.

“One of the challenges of tackling this problem is that it requires involvement by not just the professionals working with kids, but engagement by the whole community,” said Cristina Gair, Eagle River Youth Coalition’s executive director.

Thirty-two percent of students surveyed in Eagle County said they had five or more drinks of alcohol in a row within two hours. Drinking at a young age ” and drinking a lot in short time ” can lead to future drinking problems.

More results from Eagle County’s Colorado Healthy Kids Survey will be presented at the meeting.

For more information, call the Eagle River Youth Coalition at 949-9250, or e-mail bhaynes@eagleyouth.org.


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