Teen Rescue Foundation – addressing under-age alcohol abuse

The issue of under-age drinking remains largely unaddressed.  Under-age alcohol abuse is of immense concern to various communities and those in the business. Stigma (both cultural and social) is a major hurdle. But on the flipside, businesses may also be unfairly criticised.

As a step in the right direction, Tyson Stelzer has spent the last 3 years setting up the Teen Rescue Foundation which has just been officially announced. He has put out a call to the wider wine community to be proactive in tackling underaged alcohol abuse. I urge everyone to sign up on their site, and have a look on their facebook page for activities. Recently, they were at Schoolies week on the Gold Coast. There is also a group of winemakers on their bikes sweating over the 7 Peaks Alpine Challenge in aid of the foundation. So far, they have raised $40,000 of their $100,000 target.

Alcohol abuse isn’t just restricted to those affected. It is a disgraceful societal problem, and like it or not, one which impacts on every individual directly or indirectly.



About simplepalatesseriously

I am a neuroscience researcher in Melbourne, Australia with a keen interest in wines of the world.
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