‘Truth & Consequences’ Panel Discussion on Teen Drinking at DHS Auditorium

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A panel of five area experts will speak at Darien High School on Tuesday night, Feb. 7, about teen drinking from the perspectives of the law and law enforcement, how it impairs teenage brains and athletic abilities and how Darien High School deals with drinking.

The meeting is for both parents and students.

The panel discussion takes place in Darien High School auditorium from 7 to 8:30 p.m. (or 9 p.m., according to the Community Fund of Darien website).

These panel members will be participating in the discussion:

  • Darien EMS-Post 53 Director Nancy Herling will discuss how Darien ambulance crews respond to intoxicated teens.
  • Darien Police Detective James Palmieri (until recently, the Police Department school resource officer at DHS) will discuss underage drinking trends in Darien from a police perspective.
  • Dr. Aaron Krasner of Silver Hill Hospital will talk about how alcohol affects the teenage brain.
  • Attorney Matthew Maddox of New Canaan will tell parents about the legal consequences of allowing minors to consume alcohol in your home.
  • DHS Principal Ellen Dunn will explain how the school deals with underage drinking.

Sponsors of the program are the Middlesex Parents Association, the Darien High School Parents Association and the Community Fund of Darien.

Teen Drinking Darien Thriving Youth Initiative 02-07-17

From the recent report published by the Darien Thriving Youth Initiative

See also:

Darien Teen Drinking Thriving Youth Initiative 02-07-17

Image from the Thriving Youth Initiative’s recent report on drinking in Darien

Darien’s Teenage Drinking Parties in 2016

Articles on teenage drinking at parties last year:

Teen Drinking Teenage Drinking Darien Thriving Youth Initiative 02-07-17

Image from the Thriving Youth Initiative’s recent report on drinking in Darien

Other 2016 Articles About Teenage Drinking in Darien

Truth or Consequences event graphic 02-05-17

Editor’s note: This article (which was in addition to an earlier event listing) was originally published at 10:37 a.m., Feb. 7. The time stamp has been changed to move it down on the home page after the event.