Alcohol Abuse Prevention Facts

 

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Fact Sheets about Underage Drinking link

The following factsheets (pdfs) are available for downloading:

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Target Responsibility for Alcohol Connected Emergencies (TRACE)

Underage Drinking – Myths and Facts (pdf) – You probably see and hear a lot about alcohol — from TV, movies, music, and your friends. But what are the real facts about underage alcohol use? Inside this brochure are some common myths and sobering facts about alcohol use. (Dept. of Health and Human Services – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

Consequences of Underage Drinking (pdf) – Over the last several decades, scientific understanding and knowledge of the dangers of underage drinking have increased substantially. Underage drinking is associated with various negative consequences for children and can affect and endanger the lives of those around them. (Dept. of Health and Human Services – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

 

Why Your Child Might Start Drinking (pdf) – As children approach their teen years, they begin to experience many emotional and physical changes, and these changes are not always easy. During this challenging time, some children may experiment with alcohol. For most children, it is not just one thing that influences them to drink, but rather a combination of factors. (Dept. of Health and Human Services – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

 

How to Tell If Your Child is Drinking (pdf) – Although the following signs may indicate a problem with alcohol or other drugs, some also reflect normal growing pains. Experts believe that a drinking problem is more likely if you notice several of these signs at the same time, if they occur suddenly, or if some of them are extreme in nature. (Dept. of Health and Human Services – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

 

Designate a Sober Driver (pdf) – Prior to drinking, designate a non-drinking driver.  Do not let your friends drive impaired. Take their keys away.  If you have been drinking, get a ride home or call a taxi. (California Highway Patrol)