Second Lieutenant Dan Pang joined other panelists at Langley High School on May 15th to discuss the documentary film “HAZE” and answer questions from Langley seniors about the dangers of underage drinking. The program, Perils of the College Drinking Culture, was held during the school day and was put on by the Unified Prevention Coalition of Fairfax (UPC) and the Langley PTSA. It included a screening of the award-winning documentary HAZE followed by a panel discussion with Dr. Bill Hauda (right), medical director with the Inova Forensics Team; Kyle McDaniel (center), a GMU graduate who now works for Supervisor Pat Herrity; and 2nd Lieutenant Pang (left) of the Fairfax County Police Department’s Franconia District Station. Sara Freund of the UPC moderated the discussion.
UPC’s signature Perils program, launched in 2010, is designed for Fairfax County graduating seniors and their parents to get educated about the binge drinking culture on college campuses across the country that has been linked to alcohol poisoning, sexual assaults, injury and even death. Earlier this month 18 Pennsylvania State University students were charged in the death of a 19-year-old student who fell multiple times after consuming toxic levels of alcohol during a fraternity pledge party.
Parents who would like to watch the HAZE documentary, copyrighted by UVA’s Gordie Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, with their student can do so by clicking here (Trouble viewing the film? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance). Another excellent resource, TALKING WITH YOUR COLLEGE-BOUND YOUNG ADULT ABOUT ALCOHOL, can be downloaded here.