Parents urged to join Ocsober

OCTOBER in Germany is intrinsically linked to alcohol, but in Warwick beer swilling locals are being urged to give the grog a break next month.

According to Life Education Queensland's latest 2010 youth alcohol survey, more than 40 per cent of teens have seen a parent drunk and believe they are not setting a good example.

As a result, the organisation has launched an Ocsober campaign, where Rose City parents are urged to cut out alcohol for October.

Life Education CEO Michael Fawsitt has challenged local adults to join the campaign and be better role models.

Disturbing results from the survey showed more than 70 per cent of teens believed alcohol use was increasing and it was “okay to get drunk”.

Life Education is Queensland's largest non government provider of drug and health education to children and they rely on Ocsober to generate funds for their programs in the local community.

“We're a charity and we're not government funded, so every dollar raised through Ocsober is helping us to reach more Warwick children.

For more information or to sign up to Ocsober head to www.ocsober.com.au


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