Wednesday, April 01, 2009

it ain't no april's fool...

i almost cried reading this news on this day, first day of april—

Mo. mom accused of giving alcohol to young teens
AP - Wednesday, 1 April, 2009 9:43:26 AM

A mother and another woman face felony child-endangerment charges after a 14-year-old's birthday party that ended with two young teens being taken to a hospital. Karen Christine Downs, 43, of Kansas City, and Kelsee Guest, 25, are accused of providing liquor and beer to six 13- and 14-year-olds at a February birthday party for Downs' daughter. Two girls, one 13 and the other 14, passed out and were later taken to a hospital, according to court documents.

Downs allegedly offered $10 to whoever could chug a glass of vodka the fastest. Guest is accused of pouring the shots.

"We continue to work to educate teenagers and adults about the dangerous effects of teen drinking," Platte County prosecutor Eric Zahnd in a news release. read on here...

ain't that sooooo sickening people. i think down's attitude was very unconsiderate especially towards other people's child. she should treat them nice, but offered them $10 instead to whoever could chug a glass of vodka the fastest. how dare she did that to children. i really hope that this won't be happened to my kids and also my loved ones.

we merely know the dangers of teen drinking. teens don't just drink. they drink to excess. underage drinking is linked to injury and risky behavior. reducing underage drinking can reduce drinking-related harm. teens who drink alcohol are more likely than non-drinkers to smoke marijuana, use inhalants, or carry a weapon. binge drinking substantially increases the likelihood of these activities. besides that this is very much involved in the academic performance as well.

for further information on the risks of adolescent alcohol use, visit .

don't serve alcohol to teens.

it's unsafe. it's illegal. it's irresponsible.