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Alcohol

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. 

Click the graphic below to learn more about alcohol in Southwest CT in 2020

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Alcohol Facts

Did You Know...?

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

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

  • 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
     

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

Alcohol Awareness Videos
Resources for Parents & Communities

College Drinking: Changing the Culture
College drinking prevention.

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SAMHSA
School & Educator Resources

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Natural High 
Drug Prevention And Life Skills To Help Kids Thrive.

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National Institute on
Drug Abuse  

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

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HELPFUL WEBSITES

Alcohol Awareness Training for College Students (Paid)
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Courage to Speak Online
Drug Prevention

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MADD CT Youth Programming
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"Learn the Law: How Does Your State Prevent Underage Drinking?" Series
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National Prevention Week
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