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Online resources to help prevent underage drinking

With prom and graduation season around the corner, it’s time to start talking with your teens about underage drinking prevention. While it may not be an easy conversation, it’s important to create an open dialogue on this topic, especially as it pertains to never getting a ride from someone who has been drinking.

To help start — or continue — these important conversations, G&M Distributors Inc. would like to remind parents about the Family Talk About Drinking program, a free resource for parents designed to encourage open and honest communication between parents and their children. Programs like this one, paired with education and effective law enforcement, are essential to preventing underage drinking.

Below is a list of all of the Family Talk About Drinking resources you can find online:

• FamilyTalkAboutDrinking.com

• facebook.com/ABFamilyTalk

• twitter.com/ABFamilyTalk

• instagram.com/abfamilytalk

Remember, it’s our collective responsibility to help prevent underage drinking, and parents have one of the most important roles of all.

Mary Adolphson

Knoxville

Note to readers: Mary Adolphson is corporate social responsibility coordinator for G&M Distributors Inc. with facilities in Galesburg and Dixon.

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