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Honestly, this is not a fun topic to discuss.

Statistics Tell the Tale

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, alcohol is the most commonly abuesed addictive substance among American youth. Within the past month

  • 1 in 3 American high school students have drunk alcohol at least once
  • Almost 1 in 5 have engaged in dangerous binge-drinking
  • 8% consumed alcohol and then drove
  • 20% accepted a ride from someone else who had been drinking
  • 4300+ underage youths die each year due to excessive drinking
  • There are 189,000+ ER visits by youths as a result of alcohol-related causes

Parents: You Make a Difference!
The longer youths delay drinking and drug use, the less chance they have of having problems of use, including addiction. TALK with your kids to discuss how to make smart decisions. Role model for them – your behavior sets the standard. 10% of US children live with alcoholic parents and those children are 4x as likely to become alcoholics.
Brain Development
Your student’s brain is still developing and will for years to come. Alcohol can have long-term effects on brain development that can last through adulthood.

See my website for more information.
Always Your School Nurse,
Dvora Citron, RN, MS, 925-280-2970 x7128
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