Tour Coming to Educate Community on Alcohol Abuse

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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is preparing for a stop in the Valley. It is all part of their college safety tour, educating students about the dangers of drinking.

Leaders with the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism say every year nearly 2,000 college students die from alcohol related injuries.

They hope this program will bring the community together to address these issues.

Bethany Showalter, a local college student who plans to be at the event, hopes it will have a positive impact, "I think it will give students the opportunity to see that college parties are not the only options out there. Sometimes in college, this can be the only viewpoint you see. And, it is good to know it is okay if you don't choose to party."

The tour kicks off at James Madison University in October. The group will also be making stops at Virginia Tech, William and Mary, George Mason and the University of Richmond.


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