SOCIAL HOSTING

FACT: when kids drink, parents pay.

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A L C O H O L

​​​​​MANY PEOPLE ARE SURPRISED TO LEARN WHAT COUNTS AS A DRINK. 

The amount of liquid in your glass, can or bottle is not necessarily how much alcohol that is in your drink.

​​BINGE DRINKING defined as drinking 4 or 5 (or more) drinks in a couple of hours.

  • 1 in 7 teens binge drinks. Only 1 in 100 parents believe their child binge drinks. -SAMHSA

  • 90% of alcohol that teens drink is via binge drinking.

  • Teens who start drinking before the age of 15 are 5x more likely to have a chemical dependency later in life.- NIAAA

  • Among 12th grade students, 32% report riding in a car driven by someone who was "high" or had been using drugs or alcohol. 2016 D226 IYS

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SIGNS OF ALCOHOL USE
Slurred Speech

Impaired judgment and motor skills
Poor coordination
Confusion
Tremors
Drowsiness
Agitation
Combative behavior
Nausea and vomiting
Depression
Weight gain

Possession of fake ID card

The smell of alcohol on breath


TALK, THEY HEAR YOU APP
SAMHSA's underage drinking prevention campaign helps parents and

caregivers start talking to their children early about the dangers of alcohol.


The "Talk. They Hear You." App

featuring an interactive simulation that helps you learn the

do's and don'ts of talking to kids about underage drinking.


samhsa.gov/underage-drinking

P A R E N T   R E S O U R C E S

​​​​​AS A PARENT, you are your child's first and best protection against alcohol and drug use.

Send a "no-use" message to your teens. Make expectations clear regarding alcohol and other drugs.


Parents you are the #1 reason children choose not to drink.

Empowering our youth to live safe, drug and alcohol-free lives through family and community partnership.



    A STANDARD DRINK IS

  • 12 ounces of beer (about 5% alcohol)

  •  8 ounces of malt liquor – beer with high alcohol content (about 7% alcohol)
  • 5 ounces of table wine (about 12% alcohol)
  • 1.5 ounces (a “shot”) of liquor, like gin, rum, vodka, tequila, or whiskey (about 40% alcohol)
  •  No level of drinking is safe or legal for anyone under age 21, but unfortunately, many teens drink—and they often drink multiple drinks, which is very dangerous.