Alcohol is the
number one drug of choice for
Alcohol related car crashes are the
number one killer of
teenagers in the United States.
Alcohol is the
number one drug problem in
If you think it can't happen to you, look around.
Check your school's yearbooks for the last ten years. How many have been
dedicated to a student who was killed in a drunk driving crash?
Ask your friends how many people they know who have
had bad things happen to them while they were drinking.
You don't even have to be the one doing the
drinking -- most teenage passenger deaths are the result of alcohol-impaired
How Does Alcohol Affect
You see double, speech slurs, you
lose your sense of distance.
Alcohol loosens inhibitions; you
make bad judgments that can result in car crashes, unwanted pregnancy,
sexually transmitted diseases, or rape.
A significant proportion of violent
crimes and vandalism among and by youth involve alcohol.
Using alcohol can cost you your
freedom. You can be grounded by parents, lose your driver's license, or
even end up in jail.
Some More Facts About
Drinking coffee, taking a cold
shower, or breathing fresh air will not sober you up. The only thing that
sobers you up is time.
One beer, one shot of whiskey, and
one glass of wine all have the same amount of alcohol. Don't fall for the
notion that beer and wine are less intoxicating than hard liquors.
Only 3-5% of alcoholics are what we
think of as bums. Most alcoholics are just like people you know. Anyone
can become an alcoholic -- young, old, rich, poor, married, single,
employed, or out of work.
The earlier young people start
drinking and using drugs, the more likely they are to become addicted.
Alcohol ages and damages the brain.
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol
and Drug Information (NCADI)
P.O. Box 2345
Rockville, MD 2085
This information provided
by the Tiffin Police Department
and the National Crime Prevention Council.