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Targeting Teens and their Decisions about Alcohol

More about the “Why Risk It? teen program

Our young people are dying needlessly.

The alcohol involvement rate for young drivers is twice that of the over 21 age group.

Alcohol is a drug, and there is a link between underage drinking and other social issues such as truancy, binge drinking, unplanned sexual encounters, teen pregnancy, fetal alcohol syndrome, HIV exposure, gang/juvenile crime, alcohol poisoning and date rape.

Many teenagers find the general acceptance of alcohol by society confusing and hypocritical, especially as it is forbidden to them by law. Despite this, alcohol is not difficult for teenagers to come by.

The “Why Risk It?” presentation engages teenagers (and older youth/parents/guardians) on the legal and social consequences of underage drinking and underage drinking and driving.

The Underage Drinking Prevention Program offers this popular and educationally effective program as a preventive measure for the Travis County Community.

For more information or to schedule a presentation, email [email protected] or call (512) 854-4229.

* Based on the total licensed driver population. Source NHTSA

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