Alcohol Use & Misuse Prevention
You probably see and hear a lot about alcohol - from TV, movies, music, social media, and your friends. But what are the real facts? Although media images may try to convince us that "everyone" is drinking, most young people don’t drink alcohol. Research shows that almost 80% of 12 to 20-year-olds haven’t had a drink in the past month. Additionally, the continuing decline of underage alcohol use is confirmed by multiple surveys across all regions of Florida over the past decade. (National Survey on Drug Use and Health, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, Florida Youth
Substance Abuse Survey). But even with this healthy trend, alcohol continues to be the most frequently observed substance in drug-related deaths in Florida. Learn more!
Resources & Links
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First Call for Help, 211 Broward: “Help is Just a Phone Call Away!” A 24-hour, free, confidential telephone Helpline for crisis/suicide counseling, empathetic listening and community information and referrals for health and human services resources in Broward County. Just Dial 2-1-1 or (954) 537-0211.
HealthTeacher.com: Interactive products to be used by teachers, parents, and kids to address important youth health issues, including physical activity, nutrition, and social and emotional well-being.
Stopalcoholabuse.gov:Learn more about underage drinking.
Toosmarttostart.samhsa.gov: Learn more about underage drinking.
Underage Drinking: Helps parents talk to their children about alcohol. You can create a plan in just a few steps, from SAMHSA.
Underage Drinking Toolkit: A free tool from the United Way of Broward County Commission on Behavioral Health and Drug Prevention (UWBCCBH).
The United Way of Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse (UWBCCSA): A broad based substance use/abuse coalition dedicated to reducing substance use/abuse and all its devastating consequences on individuals, families, and communities. Resources available on the DrugFreeBroward website.