Alcohol is the most commonly misused drug among our youth.

Talk It Up. Lock It Up! ™ is an innovative strategy to change the physical environment relative to youth access to alcohol in homes.

The Talk It Up. Lock It Up!™ campaign is a two pronged approach to address the problem of adult providers of alcohol to youth specifically by addressing the susceptibility of youth to take alcohol from their or someone else’s home without the knowledge of the adult caretaker. The goal of the campaign is to encourage parents and adults in the community to secure and monitor the alcohol in their home. Largely led by youth, communities across North Carolina have had 1000s of pledges signed by parents and adults who agreed to lock up the alcohol in their homes.