What Would You Do?

Think about it.

The Question

You see a friend drinking in the restroom. You know that they're underage. You also know that they could get in serious trouble if they were caught. Now, what do you do? Confront them? Tell someone? Let them be? You might think that you would never get caught in this kind of situation, but underage drinking is an underlying problem at CHS.
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The Proof

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.

Our Stories: the Underage Drinking Problem

The Solution

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.