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Talk Back: Underage Drinking in West Islip

Are you concerned with teenage drinking in the community?

While underage drinking is a decades-old problem, some residents think it is getting out of hand.

One resident, who requested anonymity, told Patch she's observed kids as young as 14 drinking on the streets of West Islip.

"I see teens walking the streets at 11:00 PM with cans in their hand. I was told by one young teen that an older brother of a friend got it for the group of 14 year olds," she wrote in an email.

Have you noticed an uptick in underage drinking in the area? Do you have any advice for parents who may be struggling with teen drinking? Tell us in the comments.

single MOM July 20, 2012 at 10:53 PM
I am a single parent my household is NOT BROKEN, as a matter of fact I call it a healthy household. DO NOT be so quick to judge a SINGLE PARENT HOUSEHOLD. I was the single parent staying home and watching all the MARRIED HOUSEHOLD PARENTS going out. So please refrain from pointing your finger and look at it as a community problem.
Liam Murphy July 21, 2012 at 12:21 AM
Single MOM.... Was there anywhere in my post that I said ALL broken homes. Calm down, I'm only speaking from what I seen over the years. I'm sure you've seen it also!! I've already stated how MARRIED parents are out not caring also.
single MOM July 21, 2012 at 12:45 AM
My home is not broken and I find that offensive
Liam Murphy July 21, 2012 at 02:43 AM
OK then...........
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