Monday, March 02, 2009

    "HAZE" - Must-See Teen Drinking Doc

    From the Snag Films website:

    On the afternoon of September 16, 2004, a joyous 18-year-old, Lynn Gordon Bailey Jr., pledged Chi Psi Fraternity at the University of Colorado. The next morning he was found dead, a victim of an irresponsible hazing ritual involving alcohol. A sad situation, but made even worse because it was so preventable.
    Every year, a staggering 1,700 college students face the same fate. Another 100,000 are victims of sexual assault as a result of heavy drinking. But no one working on a national level to change a culture that puts our young people in peril. Until now.

    HAZE is a feature documentary, created with the intent of placing a focus on the issues of binge drinking, alcohol-laden hazing rituals, and rapid-fire drinking games. Simply stated, the film’s goal is to save lives and prevent harm. Harm that would never have happened if a few crucial steps had been followed by friends, by fraternity brothers and sisters, family members or peers. HAZE won’t end irresponsible drinking but it will be the first chapter in an educational process for parents and young adults--teaching us what to do and what to look out for in order to “save a life.”

    Click the image above to watch this documentary.


    Barry K said...

    Your last post on homosexuality got 32 comments. The post on the devastating impact of teen drinking? Just one so far. If I didn't know better, I might be inclined to think that sometimes we only like to argue about the things we have absolutely no chance of affecting (i.e. sexuality) and shy away from the things we could impact because they are just too hard to address (i.e. the wide-spread acceptance of alcohol use by our youth).