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Alcohol Awareness Month: Throw a Party!

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Sara Bellum

An alcohol-free party, that is.

Every April—which is Alcohol Awareness Month—people take a moment to learn about the dangers of abusing alcohol. For those under 21, taking even one drink is illegal—never mind unhealthy.

Still, some teens choose to drink alcohol for a variety of reasons—boredom, curiosity, or just because it seems like “everyone else is doing it.” But the truth is, not all teens are drinking—in fact, over the last 5 years, the rates of alcohol use and binge alcohol use among teens have been on the way down.

What Can You Do?

Celebrate Alcohol Awareness Month by throwing a “booze-free bash” for your friends and classmates. To help get you started, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides a Guide to Safe and Sober Event Planning [link removed, page does not exist].

You’ll need a place to have the party—like a parent’s house, a park, or a local YMCA—and you’ll probably need some help getting everything organized, so get your friends, parents, teachers, coaches, and older siblings involved.

Do your part to help keep yourself and your friends safe and alcohol-free.

Facts About Alcohol:

  • Alcohol contributes to the three leading causes of death among 12 to 20-year-olds (unintentional injury, murder and suicide).
  • Those who start drinking before age 15 are six times more likely to have alcohol problems as adults than those who start drinking at age 21 or older.

Want More?

Check out these resources about alcohol and the dangers of underage drinking:

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Werry good!!!


totally wicked!!!!

so what is up

ask your friend to take a photo of you or video when your drunk and then watch it this will really help you moderate drinking or even quit

kewl.yu make alot of sense:)

no dowing drugs

Every party that I go to has no alcohol except for a few that are for adults and kids but for the kid there is sparkling juice