DENVER —The Youth Council of the Denver Resource for Awareness and Prevention (Denver RAP), is hosting a free showing of the educational video FADED: a film about girls and binge drinking tonight, Thursday, August 8th at The Oriental Theatre 4335 W. 44th Avenue Denver, Colorado 80212 at 7:00 p.m. Teens, their families, youth service providers, educators and other interested community activists are invited to attend the event. KS107.5 radio’s on-air host, Tony V., will co-host the screening to help provide education and awareness on the risks of underage binge drinking. A question and answer session with a teen that has been directly affected by binge drinking, along with a panel of experts will follow the film.
The FADED screening and Q&A session are designed to open the dialogue about girls and binge drinking so the public can learn about the associated harms and help understand what’s going on in the lives of young girls in the Denver community. Ninety percent of underage drinking comes in the form of binge drinking, which can bring dangerous consequences into the lives of youth. Additionally, binge drinking increases the chances of breast cancer, heart disease, sexually transmitted diseases, unintended pregnancy, and many other health problems.
This film is most appropriate for girls ages 14 and over, along with their mothers, older sisters and other family members. It is also a great tool for educators to start the long-overdue conversation about girls and binge drinking. The event is free, however, seating is limited and will be on a first come, first serve basis. Learn more about the film at www.fadedthemovie.com.
About Denver Resource for Awareness and Prevention
The Denver Resource for Awareness and Prevention (Denver RAP) was developed by the Denver Human Services Office of Drug Strategy when youth, parents, and service providers recognized an overwhelming need for greater alcohol and other drug prevention and education in Denver. Denver RAP provides information and resources on youth drinking and other drug use to parents, youth, service providers, and the local community in an effort to prevent substance abuse and build a network of community partners in engaged in prevention activities. For more information, visit www.DenverRAP.org.