National Youth Advisory Board Retreat 2014

Last week, loveisrespect’s awesome National Youth Advisory Board (NYAB) convened in the tranquil, picturesque North Carolina mountainside for their annual retreat. It was inspiring to see the 18 incredible NYAB members who could make it come from all over the country to learn how they can teach their peers, schools and communities about healthy relationships.

So much happened over the course of three days! Here are just a few of the highlights:

The Relationship Between Alcoholism and Dating Abuse

“That wasn’t me. I was drunk. That’s not who I am.”

Researchers at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and Florida State University found recently that men and women who have been drinking alcohol are at a greater risk of becoming physically and sexually aggressive with their partners. And while alcohol itself does not cause dating violence, it can aggravate it.

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