Underage Drinking/Alcohol Misuse
Alcohol is the most used substance by Missouri teens. 35% of our students reported drinking in their lifetime, and 14.3% reported drinking in past 30 days; slightly higher than the national averages. Underage drinking and alcohol misuse can lead to a series of complications to a person’s physical, mental, and emotional health.
The theme for this year’s Alcohol Awareness Month, observed in April, was “Changing Attitudes: It’s not a ‘rite of passage’”. Attitudes and norms about alcohol use can be changed with ongoing education and conversations; starting at home, with you and your kids. Help our youth achieve a healthy and safe ‘rite of passage’ into adulthood. Talk, They Hear You!
The next level for attitude change is in your community. Use ACT Missouri’s FREE Your ACTions Matter campaign to get the cogs of change rolling in your neighborhood or town! Email info@actmissouri for the accompanying posters, bags, and window clings.
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