Campaign aimed at combating underage drinking launched

Police in South Berwick say 10 people have been arrested at an underage drinking party, including the host.
That bust comes on the heels of another one last week involving several teenagers in Westbrook.
As these stories continue to make the news, organizers working to fight underage drinking are ramping up their efforts.
Today they kicked off a campaign urging parents to band together to help in this fight.

Getting parents to become more aware of where their teens are, what they're doing and who they're doing it with is the idea behind a campaign called "Back Each Other Up".

Parents are urged to take a pledge to work with other parents to keep their kids away from drugs and alcohol. Health and other community based groups are behind the campaign. They launched it in Portland's Monument square during the farmers market signing up parents.

"Why now? We are on the verge of the prom season and graduation we know what that can mean around peer pressure and access to alcohol and drugs", said Michael Tarpinian of The opportunity Alliance.

You can get more information about the campaign and sign up on line buy visiting backeachotherup-dot-org.


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