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Dennis Cockrum, LCSW
CU-CCC Chairman

(217) 351-2219

dcockrum@parkland.edu

Prospectus Article - By Officer Bernard Caillouet

Too often our society takes the over consumption of alcohol too lightly. One of the biggest issues that face college campuses is binge drinking. For men, binge drinking is defined as drinking five or more drinks in a row, and for women as drinking four or more drinks in a row in the past two weeks. The law says you should be at least twenty one years of age before you start consuming alcohol. If you drink and you are not twenty one years old, you are breaking the law!!

More importantly, we have all heard the stories of individuals who drink until they are physically ill. We have all heard the stories of the individual who drinks until they pass out. Even worse, we have all heard of the individual who drinks and drives and has a tragic accident. In my opinion, I think you should not drink at all. However, if you choose to consume alcohol, do so in moderation and with a healthy respect for the potential consequences. Remember, anything that can directly or indirectly contribute to your death or great bodily harm should not be taken lightly. Please be responsible if you choose to consume alcohol.

Letter to the Editor

On behalf of the Champaign-Urbana Campus/Community Coalition on Alcohol and Other Drugs, we wish to extend our apologies for needing to postpone the Alcohol and other drug symposium that was scheduled earlier this month. Our keynote speaker, Jim Dedera, suffered an unfortunate accident and was not able to participate on that day. The symposium has been re-scheduled on Friday, November 16 from 9:00 - 3:30 and will be held in the Tony Noel building on the Parkland College campus. The cost is $10 and includes lunch. Information about registration is available at 217/353-2254. We also want to extend our invitation to you to participate in our monthly meetings as we move forward to address some of our challenging community issues. The next meeting will be on November 6 at 3 p.m. in room L159 at Parkland College.

October 20-28 is National Red Ribbon Week, an opportunity for people and communities to unite and take a visible stand against the illegal use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. It is our chance to boldly proclaim that we will do whatever it takes to keep our children on the road towards a healthy and drug-free lifestyle. For further information about community Red Ribbon activities, contact Prairie Center at 328-4500 or www.bestofidea.com for more Red Ribbon information activities and projects.

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