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Alcohol

DID YOU KNOW? 

(1) Alcohol is the most frequently used and misused substance in the country. Past-month alcohol use is higher in Southwest CT than the rest of the state, which is already higher than national rates.

(2) Up to 1 in 10 adults in our region feel a need to cut back on their drinking. 

(3) Up to half of high school students in our region drank in the past 30 days. 

(4) Binge drinking* is common among teens and young adults... and very dangerous. *Binge drinking=drinking more than 4 drinks at one time for women, more than 5 at one time for men

(5) Adults can be arrested for underage drinking on their property even if they don't know about it.

Learn more in our 2019 regional profile of alcohol in Southwest CT

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Prevention Resources

FACTSHEETS:

AWARENESS VIDEOS:

RESOURCES FOR SCHOOLS, PARENTS & COMMUNITIES: 

  • College Drinking Prevention website

  • SAMHSA info for schools here

  • Great resources for parents, teens & educators (including Common Core-aligned curriculum) from Natural High

  • NIDA's Teen Chat for National Drug & Alcohol Week here

  • EverFi "Alcohol EDU" online curriculum (paid)

  • FREE online drug education for parents from Courage to Speak

 

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