Event at Zootah helps parents deal with underage drinking

LOGAN – A recent event at Zootah at Logan’s Willow Park was sponsored by the Bear River Health Department, designed to help educate parents on the dangers of underage drinking.

Charlie Seifert, prevention specialist at Bear River Health, said it was a bonding experience for parents and children.

“It opens the door to bring up topics of underage drinking with your children,” said Seifert, “and have that interaction which is very influential.”

He said posted signs throughout the zoo informed parents on ways to keep their kids alcohol free.

“It’s a good time to talk about underage drinking and actually set some alcohol use rules. A larger problem, I would say, is that 43 percent of youth that drink in 12th grade were allowed alcohol use at home with their parent’s permission.”

Seifert said State Representative Dan Johnson, R-District 4, and Logan City Police Chief Gary Jensen were among officials attending the event presented by Parents Empowered and the Northern Utah Substance Abuse Prevention team.

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1 Comment

  • Peter Faulk August 28, 2019 at 7:49 pm Reply

    “dangers of underage drinking” – Fear is fleeting – Empower kids past the hypocrisy of today. Show them how to live a better life without self medicating – a long term strategy, not scared for a moment. Parents need education not the kids. ALL alcohol is carcinogen, addictive, depressant and neurotoxin… we are the only animal in any Zoo dumb enough to self medicate so pervasively. #soberworldorg Look Beyond the Problem

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