DIX HILLS - An anti-drunken driving group is urging parents to speak with their children about the dangers of alcohol use.

According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), the majority of alcohol-related deaths do not occur on the roads, but instead at the hands of alcohol poisoning, suicide and other fatal incidents.

The organization is pressing for these open discussions as PowerTalk 21, a national day to talk about alcohol risks, is recognized this Sunday.