What Would You Do?
Think about it.
We conducted a survey of students at Coppell High School, asking them about their experiences with underage drinking. The results were surprising.
38% of kids said they had consumed alcohol without their parents permission and had been offered alcohol by another CHS student. 79% of kids know someone who is underage that has consumed alcohol without their parents permission. 56% of students said they wouldn't confont someone that had been underage drinking.
In an interview with Officer Ricky, an officer that works at CHS, said that "[Underage drinking] is a problem everywhere." He's right.
The solution is you. There are people that you may know that are hurting and use alcohol to ease that pain. Be the person that helps someone. The CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) says in an article about underage drinking that "Youth who start drinking before age 15 years are five times more likely to develop alcohol dependence or abuse later in life than those who begin drinking at or after age 21 years." You can help save some from health problems later in life.
Be the change. Talk to someone. Don't just ignore it.