Square-headDanbury, CT – March 26, 2013 MCCA (Midwestern Connecticut Council of Alcoholism), and Stand Together Make a Difference (Danbury’s local substance abuse prevention coalition), are partnering to launch a media campaign and asking parents, students, community leaders and community members to STAND TOGETHER TO REDUCE UNDERAGE DRINKING.

Underage drinking is one of the top issues facing our youth. This is unacceptable and we believe we can and must change this trend.

The key message of the campaign is “It’s 21 4 a Reason: Underage Drinking Damages Your Brain.”

Students from Danbury High School and Henry Abbott Technical High School are ready to do their part. They have signed on to do video production, graphic design, and social media.

We are asking local government, businesses, schools, hospitals, community leaders, civic organizations, local media, religious affiliations, law enforcement, parents and others to come together and help us to change the culture of our community.

The average age of drinking onset in Danbury is age 13. Kids who begin drinking before age 15 are 6 times more likely to have a problem with substances later in life. Do your part and help to protect our young people by offering your support.

Visit our campaign web page at www.standtogetherdanbury.org and commit to join us to

For more information please contact Terry Budlong at tbudlong@mccaonline.com.