It's hard enough to try and keep teens from drinking nasty Natty Light beer, let alone booze soaked gummy bears (which sound delicious).
Nobody wants their kids to drink. Not until they can realize how stupid it can be to over-indulge, and all the risks that come with it. Not until they can be responsible. Peer pressure is such a bitch.
Teens are using gummy candy (bears and worms to be exact) to get drunk. They soak the candy in alcohol.
Darcy Jensen from Prairie View Prevention Services in South Dakota works with school districts to prevent teen drinking as part of the “Parents Matter” campaign. She sent out a warning to schools last week to warn them about the trend. It’s important for parents to be aware so that they can spot if their teen has tried it, she says.
We wish there was a way to make alcohol less tempting, especially for teens. Have them realize that it's not as great as it seems, and that the fact that it's off limits is probably the only reason why they want to anyway.
How do we do that??
Also, we love gummy bears even when they're not soaked in booze. Delicious.
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