AARC is partnering with Drug Free Action Alliance to encourage parents, educators, businesses, community organizations and others to learn more about the health and safety risks along with the potential legal ramifications of allowing underage drinking to occur.
Each day, approximately 8,000 youth across the nation will take their first drink of alcohol. Alcohol is the leading drug problem among young people. Underage drinking is strongly linked to delinquent behaviors, including stealing, illicit drug use and problems at home and at school.
These health and safety risks have real consequences that most parents try to protect their children from. Yet 31% of youth report obtaining alcohol from their parents while another 27% say they got it from other adults.
Yard signs, stickers, buttons, window clings, pamphlets and brochures are available through the Alcohol & Addictions Resource Center.
More information is available by calling the Alcohol & Addictions Resource Center at 574-234-6024.
Questions – contact Sharon Burden or Brian Mounts at 574-234-6024.