Alcohol Event Toolkit
If you are interested in an event that focuses primarily on alcohol, here are links to resources from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and others.
Booklet for Parents:
Make a Difference
Underage drinking is a serious public health problem in the United States. Alcohol is the most widely used substance of abuse among America’s youth. According to the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), about 8.7 million young people ages 12–20 reported drinking alcohol in the past month.
- Drug Facts: Alcohol (Provided by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism)
Drinking by young people poses enormous health and safety risks. The consequences of underage drinking can affect everyone— regardless of age or drinking status.
We all feel the effects of the aggressive behavior, property damage, injuries, violence, and deaths that can result from underage drinking. This is not simply a problem for some families—it is a nationwide concern.
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism is teaming up with the National Institute on Drug Abuse for the 7th Annual National Drug & Alcohol Facts WeekSM (NDAFW) held January 23–29, 2017. NDAFW is a week-long national health observance that brings together teens and scientific experts to SHATTER THE MYTHS about substance use and addiction. If your community is interested in holding an alcohol-focused event for NDAFW, we have resources to assist you in planning your event.
- National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism – General website
- The Cool Spot –Interactive website for tweens
- Underage Drinking – Fact sheet
- Make a Difference – Booklet for parents
- Parenting to Prevent Childhood Alcohol Use – Brochure for parents
- Rethinking Drinking – Interactive website
- Alcohol Overdose – The Dangers of Drinking Too Much – Fact sheet
NIAAA has underage drinking prevention posters available for alcohol-focused events here.