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Underage Drinking Prevention
What we know about underage drinking in Huron Valley
We’re happy to report that 79% of Huron Valley high school students choose to avoid drinking alcohol. Further, we’ve seen a steady decrease in youth alcohol use over the past 6 years.
Still, alcohol remains the most likely drug of choice among teens. Drinking can cause long-term health problems. It also puts youth at higher risk for poor school performance, automobile accidents and crime. It is vitally important for us to do what we can prevent its use.
Surveys of high school students, parents and local law enforcement officers indicate that the most likely place for youth to get and use alcohol is at home or a friend’s home. The Huron Valley Community Coalition is providing two items to change that tamper-resistant tape for alcohol containers and at-home alcohol test strips. Let’s work together to help young people avoid alcohol and make it clear - underage drinking is unacceptable.
*Sources 2020 Michigan Healthy Profiles for Youth, 2019 Students Perceptions of Underage Drinking, Parents Perceptions of Underage Drinking, Law Enforcement Perceptions of Underage Drinking.
Due to limitations of Covid-19. Picking up home alcohol test strips and bottle tamper resistant labels is currently unavailable. If you would like some sent to your home (no charge), click the order button below.
Thank you for helping us lead teens toward a drug and alcohol-free life.
Why we are so concerned about youth substance use
Some reasons for concern are obvious, like the dangers of drunk driving and the long-term effects of smoking. Other issues are not common knowledge and more dangerous than one might think. For example, as many states consider legalizing marijuana, use among youth increases, creating a great risk to a developing brain.
It is our goal to make sure everyone in our school district has the information needed to make safer decisions regarding alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
Vaping is a popular trend among youth. Did you know that youth who vape are 6x more likely to start smoking cigarettes. Check out our vaping page to stay up to date on the latest information, and access our vaping toolkit.
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Federal, state and/or county funding has been provided through Oakland County Community Health Network-Substance Use Disorder Services to support the project costs.
"This website was developed, in part, under grant number SPO21560 from the Office of National Drug Control Policy and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services. The views, policies and opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect those of ONDCP, SAMHSA or HHS