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08/09/06 - Lufkin

Parents Can Stop Their Kids from Drinking

by Ramonica R. Jones

Underage drinking remains a big problem in East Texas. Every day, more than 5,400 American students under 16 take their first drink of alcohol, but about 50 students from Angelina County are pledging to stay drug and alcohol free.

Texans Standing Tall met in Lufkin Tuesday With area Drug-Free All Stars and their parents. TST serves as the state's coalition to prevent youth alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use.

The group talked about increasing parents' involvement in their kids' lives. Adults play a big role in keeping their kids on the right track now and later in life.

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