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The Coalition for Bright Futures continues to put together focus groups in DeWitt and surrounding counties to combat underage drinking.
According to Divah Griffin from the Piatt County Mental Health Center, the results so far indicate that some kids think it's okay to drink as long as they don't drive and that others have driven drunk. Eighth graders are likely to get alcohol from their parents, with or without permission and high schoolers through members of the community.
The kids that were surveyed said they drink because there's nothing else to do, while parents were either completely against underage drinking or convinced that there are more pressing matters to attend to.
The focus groups that Bright Futures puts together ask kids which messages and images resonate with them and where they would like to see them.
If you'd like to be a part of the focus group or getting involved in the coalition, you can contact Griffin at (217) 570-0198.

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