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"Targeting Teens & Tweens and Their Decisions About Alcohol"

More about the program.

Middle School Busted:

Alcohol robs youth of their ability to think and react.

Young people who use alcohol are more likely to be victims or perpetrators of violence, engage in unplanned and unprotected sex, experience school failure, or be seriously injured from driving or engaging in other risky behavior while impaired.

Teens/tweens often give various reasons for using alcohol, including: to feel grown-up, to fit in and belong, to relax and feel good, to take risks and rebel and to satisfy curiosity.

Middle school students are especially vulnerable as they prepare for the transition to high school. In high school, peer pressure and the availability of alcohol often intensifies.

The middle school "Busted" presentation offered by the UDPP focuses on the consequences that result from the choices teens/tweens make about alcohol. "Busted" educates youth on the impact their actions have on themselves and others (victims and the community). The program also serves as an early prevention tool for underage DWI.

Elementary School Busted:

The elementary school “Busted” illustrates the consequences of underage drinking and poor decision making as 4th/5th graders approach their middle school and tween/teen years. It also explains the Zero Tolerance law and the health effects of alcohol on the growing body. The presentation is designed to help students stay safe, healthy and informed.

The elementary school “Busted ” also provides information on decision making skills if the 4th/5th grader is ever riding in a car with someone who’s been drinking alcohol. This presentation is free and is best suited for groups of 20-60 students.

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

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