The Christian County Prevention Coalition held a special town hall meeting on the 97.3 WTIM from 2-3 pm on Monday.
Christian County Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp explained what the coalition is all about.
Judge Brad Paisley says that one of the keys to prevention is the communication between parents and children.
Taylorville High School student and Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) member Aundrea Marsh says that saying no to peer pressure is important.
(From left to right, Christian County Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp, Aundrea Marsh, Tori Davis, Judge Brad Paisley and Christian County Coroner Amy Calvert Winans)
Tori Davis also a THS Student and SADD member says that some teens don’t know the laws about drinking.
According to a youth survey completed by Christian County students 11% of 6th graders have used alcohol in the past year, while 65% of Sophomores in high school have in the past year and 69% of Seniors have consumed alcohol in the past year.