Quarter of Alabama High School Students Admit to "Binge Drinking" - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Quarter of Alabama High School Students Admit to "Binge Drinking"

Auburn, Al. -- A recent survey shows that one-third of Auburn High School students reported drinking alcohol within the last month.

Now, community members want to bring an end to the illegal practice.

The survey also showed 24% of all Alabama high school students reported "binge drinking" and 12% admitted to driving a car while intoxicated within the last thirty days.

The city of Auburn held a town hall meeting to tackle the problem of underage drinking.

Perry Hinds, the city's Chief Probation Officer says, "If they're not going to take an active part in teaching their children how to behave and how to react to life situations, they're abdicating that responsibility to someone else. They [parents] need to be responsible for the most important part in their children's life."

The next step of the initiative is promoting the launch of a new web site for parents to share ideas and methods they can use to teach their kids about the dangers of underage drinking.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Congo to begin vaccinating against Ebola on Monday

    Congo to begin vaccinating against Ebola on Monday

    Sunday, May 20 2018 5:11 AM EDT2018-05-20 09:11:15 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 7:24 AM EDT2018-05-21 11:24:35 GMT
    Congo's health ministry says there is one new death from Ebola, bringing to 26 the number of deaths from the deadly outbreak in Equateur province in the country's northwest. (Source:  WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION)Congo's health ministry says there is one new death from Ebola, bringing to 26 the number of deaths from the deadly outbreak in Equateur province in the country's northwest. (Source: WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION)

    Congo's health ministry says there is one new death from Ebola, bringing to 26 the number of deaths from the deadly outbreak in Equateur province in the country's northwest.

    More >>

    Congo's health ministry says there is one new death from Ebola, bringing to 26 the number of deaths from the deadly outbreak in Equateur province in the country's northwest.

    More >>
  • NRA links school violence to Ritalin but experts deny link

    NRA links school violence to Ritalin but experts deny link

    Sunday, May 20 2018 6:51 PM EDT2018-05-20 22:51:57 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 7:24 AM EDT2018-05-21 11:24:25 GMT
    (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP). Flags fly at half staff in front of the justice center at Santa Fe, Texas on Sunday, May 20, 2018. Congregations in this deeply religious community near Houston gathered Sunday for their first worship servic...(Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP). Flags fly at half staff in front of the justice center at Santa Fe, Texas on Sunday, May 20, 2018. Congregations in this deeply religious community near Houston gathered Sunday for their first worship servic...
    The National Rifle Association's incoming president is linking school shootings to using medications such as Ritalin.More >>
    The National Rifle Association's incoming president is linking school shootings to using medications such as Ritalin.More >>
  • Trump thrusts abortion fight into crucial midterm elections

    Trump thrusts abortion fight into crucial midterm elections

    Friday, May 18 2018 12:40 AM EDT2018-05-18 04:40:58 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 7:24 AM EDT2018-05-21 11:24:23 GMT
    (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File). FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks to participants of the annual March for Life event, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. The Trump administration will resurrec...(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File). FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks to participants of the annual March for Life event, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. The Trump administration will resurrec...

    The Trump administration is resurrecting a Reagan-era rule that would ban federally funded family planning clinics from discussing abortion with women, or sharing space with abortion providers.

    More >>

    The Trump administration is resurrecting a Reagan-era rule that would ban federally funded family planning clinics from discussing abortion with women, or sharing space with abortion providers.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly