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A shot of reality

February 28, 2013 6:00 am Published by Comments Off on A shot of reality

Reality Party

Many thanks to the Thousand Oaks Acorn for writing this article about our recent Reality Parties for Parents.

Drugs. Sex. Booze.

They’re all commonplace at your average high school “rager,” say members of Straight Up Ventura County.

Immaturity, risk-taking and excessiveness have long been a part of the teenage party scene, but do parents really know what their child could be getting into when out with friends on a weekend night?

Straight Up, a youth advocacy group that works to curb teen alcohol and drug use, will host a series of “reality” parties over the next six weeks intended to show parents what goes on at today’s teenage bash.