Montgomery County Spirits Q2 - 2017 - 38

Talking to Kids about Alcohol
Brian Ward, winner of a Keeping It Safe award and manager of the Montrose store,
talks about his and MCDLC's hard-working efforts to prevent underage drinking.

F

or more than 17 years, Brian Ward has

could determine that IDs were fake. We've

experience in talking with a teenager

been serving customers through the

collected 99 of them as of today."

about underage drinking. "I tell [my daugh-

Montgomery County Department of Liquor

To Ward and his staff, the issue is

ter], your time will come. It's not healthy for

Control. Now the manager of the Montrose

about more than just following rules. "It's

you at your age. You'll turn 21 eventually-

Liquor Store, Ward realizes not only the

healthy to make sure that underage cus-

at that age you can sample if you choose."

importance of matching people with the

tomers do not consume alcohol. It's safe

products they seek but also of ensuring that

for the community," he explains.

those products don't reach underage youth.

There's another reason that's even

"We make sure that every single one

closer to Ward's heart. "It matters to me

of our customers is of age," Ward says.

because I have a teenage daughter and I

"A couple of years ago, we came across

don't want her drinking."

And he adds words of wisdom that
many of us might share with teenagers: "I
tell her not to grow up too fast. You have
your whole life."
In 2016, three Montgomery County
Department of Liquor Control employ-

some IDs that just didn't seem right. I did

Now that the issue is closer to home,

ees, including Ward, were honored for

some research and found out ways we

the liquor store employee has first-hand

their work to deter underage drinking,

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