#SaludTues Tweetchat 6/26: How to Curb Underage Drinking Among Latinos

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Despite claims that underage drinking may be on the decline, certain groups like Latino youth continue to be at a high risk for engaging in frequent binge drinking behaviors.

Nearly 1 in 2 high school aged youth reported drinking, according to a report from Child Trends, and over 1 in 6 high school seniors had five or more drinks in less than a couple of hours (defined as binge drinking), according to the CDC. Underage drinking poses a number of threats to youth especially since their brains are still developing at this age.

Communities of color are often targeted through aggressive marketing of alcoholic beverages and living near a high density of alcohol outlets.

Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, to tweet about ways to prevent binge drinking among high risk groups. 

  • WHAT: #SaludTuesTweetchat: How to Curb Underage Drinking Among Latinos
  • TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, June 26, 2018
  • WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
  • HOST: @SaludAmerica
  • CO-HOST: Shift Positive US (@ShiftPosUS), Office of Adolescent Health (@TeenHealthGov), Chap Care Health Organization (@ChapCareOrg) & YOU!
  • OPTIONAL HASHTAGS: #underagedrinking #AlcoholFree

We’ll open the floor to your comments, tips, and stories as we explore:

  • Is underage binge drinking a problem in the U.S.?
  • What can we do to address binge drinking in Latino & other communities?
  • Examples of local level policies that serve to prevent binge drinking

Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share your strategies, stories, and resources that can help prevent binge drinking in your community!

Click here to learn about the Salud America! #SaludTues tweetchats, see upcoming and past tweetchats, and see how you can get involved.

 

 

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