Purim Is In The Air, Know The Dangers Of Alcohol

VIDEOS: It’s that time of year again, when parents – and teens – should be reminded of the various dangers alcohol poses to young adults. The first video below is a message to parents from the Aleinu organization. The second video features Harav Shmuel Kamenetzky Shlita, Rabbi Dr, Abraham Twerski and former alcoholics.

Also, click here to view slides of the effects alcohol has on the brain.

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  1. its not only a teen problem. i daven every shabbos in a shul that
    ‘ has a kiddush’ its amazing to watch the ADULTS drink ………as if its ok ! please know the ” teenagers ” are watching . ITS A PROBLEM FOR EVERYONE!

  2. I didn’t know the “milk trick”. Gotta try that!

    Fyi… it’s a little distracting watching the video with that “shmorg” guy on the right side of the TLS page constantly shaking his head saying “nooooooo”

  3. My first drunk Purim was at 15 and do I have really good memories!
    I am in my 30’s and never ever had an issue with alchohol. B’H
    (Except on Purim.)

    Part of the issue is the way a very small minority is publiciized and forces a strong reaction on the public.

  4. As a person who is not a member of the community, but who lives in this town, it is very distressing for us to have to deal with the day. We dread driving around and worrying if we’ll hit a drunk kid running into the street, or driving a car. It is a stressful day for us. And it’s dangerous for the children who are drinking. We still have to get to work and pick our kids up from school and do shopping. We cannot sit in the house and wait out the day. It does not shed a good light on your community to have kids partaking in this kind of dangerous activity, it’s dangerous for them and us. And as a person who is not a memeber of your community, I would not just laugh off an accident or someone damaging my property. Every year this day fills us with dread.

  5. I’ll never get the attraction of alcohol. It tastes awful. I don’t know why people ever start drinking. (I like wine, but, I never drink enough to do any harm, and only on Shabbos. I am a woman, maybe that’s explains it all. Women has much more sense)

  6. I think it’s very nice for you to show the vedeo but for some reason most people are comant are just doing it for hock so whe ever is not Cerios please don’t comment bc then the real people whO are serious don’t know what’s flying

  7. you realy think its going to work im going to drink anyways and just watch this video why are a bunch of actors faking dead going to chang my opinion

  8. I have had alcohol in my past but too scared to drink enough of it to get drunk. I haven’t had alcohol since I had some on purim last year.
    There are so many ads out there telling people the dangers of alcohol and driving. But Lakewood has gotten so big in the past years. It makes me wonder how many people will get drunk on purim and do crazy stuff. Let’s all hope for a safe purim.

  9. Is this legal in any way serving a minor for any reason? Is this being done at home or a school? New to this area community, would like to know?

  10. My son ended up in the hospital intensive care unit due to over-drinking. He was intubated for 15 hours – couldn’t breathe on his own. It was very uncomfortable for him, even painful, but perhaps less painful than actually dying R”L. It was a very close call.
    If you think this can’t happen to you, think again.
    … never mind the risk of dying from a traffic accident, or over-exposure to cold or bad weather as you lie in the gutter for hours where no one sees you, or getting mugged when you can’t defend yourself.
    Oh, you may also want to examine (cheshbon hanefesh) whether you’re drinking for the “mitzvah” or due to peer pressure or simply giving in to the yetzer hora (there’s plenty of halachik opinion to be somech on for not drinking – and you might compare to see if you’re so ‘medakdek’ in other mitzvos).

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