Underage Drinking

Did you know:

  • Motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death for 15 – 20 year olds.
  • Drivers under age 21 represent about 5 percent of licensed drivers, but are involved in 14 percent of fatal crashes.
  • Data published in a “Monitoring the Future” study indicated one in ten high school seniors reported driving after smoking marijuana within the two weeks prior to the survey.
  • Despite a decline in youth drinking, evidence suggests that underage impaired driving is increasing.
  • More than 5,000 drivers under age 21 were arrested for DWI last year; over 8 percent of all such arrests.
  • As a parent, you can not give alcohol to your teen’s friends under the age of 21 under any circumstances, even in your own home.

If nothing is done, more young lives will be lost. Help prevent these tragedies by reporting illegal purchase or consumption of alcoholic beverages by minors by calling 1-866-UNDER 21.

Your confidential tip will be investigated. You just might save someone’s life.

(Information taken from the NYS Police website)

Underage Drinking News

Lock It Up! The Prevention Council advises to lock up all your alcohol so that it cannot be accessed by your children or their friends

May 24, 2016|0 Comments

http://mcp-media.s3.amazonaws.com/captures/2A8/B03/2A8B03FC2B45489F8190168FD1F52A57.mp4 Nearly half of kids between the ages of 12 and 14 who drink get their alcohol from their family or at home, according to a new report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health [...]

Saratoga Springs Students Learn About Social Media Safety

March 18, 2016|0 Comments

March 17, 2016 Featured on TWC News Links to video can be found here: http://www.twcnews.com/nys/capital-region/news/2016/03/17/saratoga-springs-new-york-students-learn-about-social-media-safety.html?cid=facebook_YNN-Albany Saratoga Springs students took the day off to learn how to use social media safely and wisely. More than 250 students [...]

Conference educates students of important prevention techniques

March 18, 2016|0 Comments

March 18, 2016 Seen in: The Saratogian Story by: Jennie Grey Link to full article found here: http://www.saratogian.com/social-affairs/20160318/conference-educates-students-of-important-prevention-techniques March 17 heralded the Prevention Council’s 34th annual Safe Spring Student Leadership Conference, held at Skidmore College [...]