#NotInMyHouseGC is a new media campaign that our coalition has designed to tackle underage drinking in our community. According to the 2018 Kentucky Incentives for Prevention (KIP) survey, 24% of 10th graders in Grant County have used alcohol in the past 30 days. 8% of 10th grade students report getting alcohol from their own parents, while 24% report getting it from their siblings, while 21% report drinking at their own home.
Parents in our community need to be made aware of the severity of the underage drinking problem in our community and what steps they can take to protect the youth in their homes. Parents need to be aware of where their teens are going, who they are going with, and if it will be a party where alcohol will be present. If hosting a party, parents need to be present at all times, monitor all food and drink at the party, and watch for uninvited guests.
Parents should also monitor the alcohol that is kept in the home for adult use. Remember these 3 easy steps: Secure, Track, & Clear. Secure all alcohol – lock the cabinet and keep away from your teen’s snacks. Track – know how much alcohol is in your home and how much you have, then you will know when it’s gone. Clear – throw away any unwanted or excess alcohol.
Parents can sign our pledge at: https://gcchampions.org/parent-pledge/ . Pledge to keep your teens and other teens who visit your home safe by not allowing use of drugs and alcohol in your home.