“Blackout Wednesday”

In recent years, “Blackout Wednesday” or “Black Wednesday” has become the moniker designated to the night before Thanksgiving. High incidents of binge drinking and drunk driving have been found to take place on Thanksgiving Eve due to several factors such as few people having work or school the next day and many college students coming home to celebrate with friends and family.  The name given to this day refers to the term “blacking out,” which is a period of time during intoxication when a person does not remember anything including his or her actions, events taking place around them, etc. 
To help keep our community’s Thanksgiving a happy one, revisit the underage drinking conversation with your family. Click hereAlcohol for some tips and resources to help navigate these important discussions.