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Students Opposing Substances (Guest Blog)

Students Opposing Substances (Guest Blog)

Howdy, I'm Stormey Barton, Founder of Students Opposing Substances (SOS) and a member of the MADD National Teen Influencers. Parents and kids both staying on the same page about alcohol requires effort and commitment. From my own experiences I have seen that it is much more difficult for me to build trust with my parents if they have no idea about where I am, who I'm with, and what I'm up to after school and on the weekends.

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Victims Again

Victims Again

It was 9:30 p.m. on November 18, 2011. The traffic light had just turned green as Fran and Steve Granado moved through the intersection in Sierra Vista, Arizona, when their pickup truck was violently hit from behind. The blow caused the backs of their heads to hit the glass in the truck’s rear window, shattering in into pieces.

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Looking Back, Looking Forward

Looking Back, Looking Forward

From kicking off Power Talk 21® in Houston, Texas...to sharing the stage with the National Football League at two universities in Ohio... to recognizing Law Enforcement at an event in Atlanta, Georgia... to attending in a similar gathering in Long Island, New York... to meeting with government officials in a variety of states... I’ve had a busy and very rewarding few weeks!

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Justice for Taylor

Justice for Taylor

Taylor Pirc was only four years old when she was killed by a repeat drunk driving offender. Taylor and her Grandma were on their way to take food to Taylor’s great-grandmother, who was sick. They were driving through a busy intersection when a car coming from the other direction and swerving from lane to lane turned too soon. He hit the median and came down on the back half of the car where Taylor was sitting.

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Volunteers are the Key

Volunteers are the Key

This week is National Volunteer week. We are so grateful for all of the wonderful MADD volunteers we have across the country, who are not only making an impact in their communities, but they are saving lives!

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Why 21?

Why 21?

Research shows that the 21 Minimum Legal Drinking Age (MLDA) saves lives, prevents injuries, and protects still-developing brains. Yet, there are still people who think the drinking age should be lowered, or even if not, underage drinking just isn’t that big of a deal.

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