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Is It Worth The Risk?
BE SADD STRONG!
We are pleased to present Is It Worth the Risk?, a SADD National core program that uses peerto-peer based prevention strategies to engage schools, parents and communities about creating visibility and awareness in your community. Through this campaign, you and your peers will learn about real-life and legal consequences associated with underage drinking.
Underage drinking is a serious problem in this country. The use of alcohol is frequently coupled with risky and potentially destructive behaviors, such as physical and emotional violence, rude or thoughtless remarks or actions, and sexual mistakes or misjudgments. Automobile crashes are the leading cause of death for teens. Approximately 36 percent of traffic deaths of 15- to 20-
year-olds are alcohol-related. Alcohol and drug use can cause emotional distress to the individual and others in the teen’s
family and other families. But it can also have a devastating impact on a teen’s future including, but not limited to, the following consequences.
• Possible criminal record
• Loss of driver’s license
• Inflated insurance pricing
• Diminished employment options
• Denial of college admission and
• Financial and legal consequences for