The Tipping Point: A Press Conference on Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Use Among Koreatown and South Bay Youth

The Tipping Point:

A Press Conference on Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Use Among Koreatown and South Bay Youth

The Asian American Drug Abuse Program (AADAP) and the Koreatown Youth and Community Center (KYCC) recently concluded a survey of Koreatown and Korean American youth alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use. This study is part of an ongoing series conducted by both agencies to understand alcohol and drug use in the Koreatown and the Korean American community in the South Bay and will be presented to the media by AADAP and KYCC youth.

In particular, AADAP and KYCC youth will be sharing findings on the role of parents and how they influence their children’s risk for alcohol and drug use.  Through this collaborative study, some surprising and upsetting trends have emerged, highlighting how easy it is for youth to obtain alcohol and drugs, and how parents at times inadvertently promote alcohol use.

When: Thursday, May 12th, 2011 (11:00am-11:35am)
Where:
KYCC 2nd fl. (680 South Wilton Place, Los Angeles CA 90005)

Please RSVP with Ernie Yoshikawa at eyoshikawa@kyccla.org or (213) 365-7400 ext. 132.

A joint project of the Asian American Drug Abuse Program’s Korean American Youth Council and the Koreatown Youth & Community Center’s Youth Drug Abuse Prevention Program with the support of Christina Aujean Lee funded by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Control.

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