Alcohol Awareness

Think before you drink

Did You Know?

The younger you are when you start drinking, the more likely you are to have a problem with alcohol. There are approximately 1.4 million teens a year who are injured in some way through an alcohol related accident- alcohol-related accidents are the #1 killer of teens. Be smart, don't drink and drive. Not only are you putting yourself at risk, but others as well.

Know the Effects

Alcohol In Teens

A young person’s body cannot cope with alcohol the same way an adult’s can.

Drinking is more harmful to teens than adults because their brains are still developing throughout adolescence and well into young adulthood. Drinking during this critical growth period can lead to lifelong damage in brain function, particularly as it relates to memory, motor skills (ability to move) and coordination. According to research, young people who begin drinking before age 15 are four times more likely to develop alcohol dependence than those who begin drinking at age 21.

Consequences- A Drinking and Driving PSA