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Why Debate the Irrefutable? 21 Saves Lives.
By MADD | April 24, 2014

A mountain of research is on the side of age 21. Seventy-eight percent of Americans are on the side of 21. And MADD is proud that we helped pass and continue to protect 21 as the Minimum Drinking Age Law.

   

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Founded by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking. With the help of those who want a safer future, MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving® will end this danger on America’s roads. PowerTalk 21™ is the national day for parents to talk with their kids about alcohol, using the proven strategies of Power of Parents, It’s Your Influence™ to reduce the risk of underage drinking. And as one of the largest victim services organizations in the U.S., MADD also supports drunk driving victims and survivors at no charge, serving one person every 10 minutes at 1-877-MADD-HELP.

Together, these programs ensure that MADD achieves its lifesaving mission.

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April 1, 2014

Mothers Against Drunk Driving New Mexico (MADD NM) Highlights Survey

Showing Importance of Clear “No Alcohol” Message to Teens

-- MADD NM Urges Parents to Talk with Teens about Alcohol on PowerTalk 21, April 21st --

New data from a national survey of high school students reveals that teens who receive a zero tolerance message from their parents, that underage drinking is completely unacceptable, are more than 80 percent less likely to drink than teens who receive other messages. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) New Mexico and National Presenting Sponsor Nationwide Insurance are highlighting the new survey results with a corresponding infographic as part of Alcohol Awareness Month and in advance of prom and graduation season.

MADD NM is participating in 21 Days in Support of 21 leading up to the fourth annual PowerTalk 21 day on April 21st — the day for parents to talk with their teens about not drinking until age 21. In partnership with the New Mexico Office of the Governor, Albuquerque Office of the Mayor, Bernalillo County’s Department of Substance Abuse Program and Albuquerque Public Schools, and other stakeholders statewide, MADD NM will conduct Power of Parents workshops, Power of You(th) presentations and youth-led environmental strategies to reduce and prevent underage drinking. The culmination of 21 Days in Support of 21 is a Press Conference at Rio Grande High School in Albuquerque on Monday, April 21st, 11:00am.

“In addition to what MADD NM is doing locally to get families talking, we’re excited to offer New Mexican parents access to MADD’s first-ever Power of Parents online sessions,” said Jorge Gonzales, Programs Manager, MADD NM. “We want to reach parents, whenever and wherever we can, to empower them with the tools and resources to have ongoing, effective, conversations about alcohol with their kids.”

Each year, about 4,700 young people die as a result of underage drinking – with only a third having anything to do with a vehicle. The Power of Parents program helps parents to have the sometimes difficult, but potentially lifesaving conversations with their teens about the dangers of alcohol. On April 21st, MADD will offer free 30-minute online parent workshops — in both English and Spanish. Parents can register here.

To see what workshops and activities are happening locally, or for conversation starters, tips and the Power of Parents handbook, visit www.madd.org/powertalk21. To contact MADD NM, call 505-255-2955 or email jorge.gonzales@madd.org.

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About Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Founded by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking. With the help of those who want a safer future, MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving® will end this danger on America’s roads. PowerTalk 21® is the national day for parents to talk with their kids about alcohol, using the proven strategies of Power of Parents® to reduce the risk of underage drinking. And as one of the largest victim services organizations in the U.S., MADD also supports drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors at no charge, serving one person every 8.6 minutes.

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