Underage Drinking


A Powerful Presentation by Larry Glenz

On Thursday, October 26, Manhasset CASA hosted guest speaker Larry Glenz at the Manhasset High School Auditorium. His presentation was entitled ‘Forgiving Kevin’ and was about losing his son to the opioid epidemic. About 150 students, parents, coaches and other members of the community attended the presentation to listen to Mr. Glenz, a former lacrosse, football and wrestling coach from
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Long Island Weekly: Preventing Drug Use, Underage Drinking on Campuses


TALK2PREVENT in College Too! First Six Weeks are Critical

Although many students come to college already having had experience with alcohol, certain aspects of college life, such as unstructured time, the widespread availability of alcohol, inconsistent enforcement of underage drinking laws, and limited interactions with parents and other adults, can intensify the problem. The first six weeks of freshman year are a risky time for heavy drinking and alcohol-related

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Connection is Prevention: Talk2Prevent

Randazzo’s Pizzeria continues support for Manhasset CASA’s Talk2Prevent Campaign. Research shows that children whose parents talk regularly about the dangers of underage drinking are 42% less likely to drink alcohol (New York State Office on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services NYSOASAS). In Manhasset, 69.3% of 8th grade students, 66.7% of 10th grade students and 67.6% of 12th grade students talked
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Talk2Prevent at Manhasset High School by Alex Mazer

Manhasset CASA’s Talk2Prevent Campaign recently hosted Kings Park Parent, Linda Ventura, to talk in Chris Keen’s AP Psychology classes at Manhasset High School (MHS).  Ms. Ventura discussed the loss of her son to a heroin overdose, the effects his substance use had on her family and awareness of the stigma of addiction and recovery.  Students were engaged and moved by

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CASA Outreach Letter – Talk2Prevent Fact Card

Manhasset CASA continues its new Talk2Prevent Campaign with a Parent/Caregiver Outreach letter mailed to over 1,500 households. The mailing provided a Talk2Prevent Fact Card as well as a Just the Facts flyer listing the 2017 self-reported underage drinking rates for Manhasset youth in grades 8, 10 and 12. The Talk2Prevent Campaign mailer focuses on the importance of parents working together
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Underage & Binge Drinking Bears Consequences Parents: Talk2Prevent

There have been many tragic stories of lives lost or ruined by binge drinking and drug use, from hazing to driving under the influence in Times Square. It is estimated that 5,000 people under age 21 die every year from alcohol-related injuries from traffic fatalities, suicides and homicides. Underage drinking also can damage the developing teenage brain and increase the
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