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Community involved in youth alcohol issues

July 18, 2010
By CATHY BROWNFIELD, Family Recovery Center

Childhood. Have you sat down to relax and let yourself recall what childhood was like for you? Maybe you've compared those memories with the childhood your children have been living. Hardly seems like it's the same world. Yet, childhood is the state or time of being a child. It's a time of learning about family, about community, and especially about self. It's a time of playing in the sun, resting under the stars and investigating wonders from the world around us that pique curiosity, and the imagination. Baseball, swimming, camp, harmless practical joking and laughing at ourselves helps us to grow. Childhood is memory-making and building a life skills tool box that will help get us through the challenges throughout our lifetime. Lessons are learned from the community around us. Our community sets the pace of acceptability. The question comes up, "How should our community prevent and reduce drinking by children aged 9 to 15?"



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