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Wisconsin Can Reduce Underage Drinking. Wisconsin’s children drink alcohol too young, too much and too often with tragic short and powerful long-term consequences.

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Wisconsin’s children drink alcohol too young, too much and too often with tragic short and powerful long-term consequences.


In 2007, Wisconsin high school students reported the highest rate of current alcohol use and the 3rd highest binge drinking rate in the nation.


Nationally, rate of current alcohol use and the 3rd highest binge drinking rate in the nation. less than 25% of students surveyed during the 2005 YRBS reported consuming 5 or more drinks in a row within the preceding 30 days.

In Wisconsin, 31% of the students surveyed reported consuming 5 or more drinks in a row in the previous month.

2005 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.



  • Underage drinking costs lives and $1.6 billion annually.

  • Wisconsin approximately

  • $1.6 billion each

  • year including:

  • Youth Traffic Crashes: 

  • $302.2 million

  • Youth Property Crime:

  • $41.7 million

  • Youth Alcohol Related Injury:

  • $59.7 million

  • Youth Violence: 

  • $570.8 million

  • (Underage Drinking in Wisconsin, prepared by the Pacific

  • Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) 10/2006


  • Drinking alcohol can lower estrogen levels in adolescent girls.

  • Drinking alcohol can lower luteinzing hormones and testosterone levels in adolescent boys.

  • In both sexes, acute intoxication reduces levels of growth hormone.

  • The Effects of Alcohol on Physiological Processes and Biological Development. NIAAA, National Institute of Health


  • By late-adolescence, those with extensive drinking histories compared to controls showed:

  • 10% - 35%  hippocampus volume

  • (brain structure which converts information to memory)

  • brain activity during memory tasks (damage to pre-frontal cortex)

  •  brain activation when shown alcohol images (trigger for relapse)

  • source: Brown et al. (2000), Tapert (2006)


When youth in compared to controls showed:

long-term treatment were tested after detoxification they showed a 10% deficit in the ability to recall both verbal and nonverbal information.

Brown, Sandra A., Tapert, Susan F. Health Consequences of Adolescent Alcohol Involvement.

Background Paper, Reducing Underage Drinking A Collective Responsibility, National Research Council Institute of Medicine. P. 383-391


About half of the youth surveyed during the 2007 Wisconsin Youth Risk Behavior Survey reported consuming alcohol before age 14. Nearly one quarter, (23.6%) of youth surveyed reported taking their first drink before they were teenagers, between 8 and 12 years of age.

2007 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.


Youth who begin drinking before age 14 have a 41% chance of becoming alcohol dependent at some point during their lifetime, compared to the 10% risk attached to someone who abstains from alcohol until age 21.

Brown, Sandra A., Tapert, Susan F. Health Consequences of Adolescent Alcohol Involvement. Background Paper, Reducing Underage Drinking A Collective Responsibility, National Research Council Institute of Medicine. P. 383-391


Estimates indicate 94,465 youth in Wisconsin have a serious alcohol problem and only 15% receive treatment.

(The Alcohol Cost Calculator for Kids, Ensuring Solutions to Alcohol Problems, the George Washington University Medical Center, accessed May 2008.)


Available alcohol problem and only 15% receive treatment.

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We can make alcohol less available to youth alcohol problem and only 15% receive treatment.

Alliance for Wisconsin Youth

Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Wisconsin Department of Children and Families

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, CESA 1-12

Wisconsin Clearinghouse for Prevention Resources


Our plan
Our Plan alcohol problem and only 15% receive treatment.

Remind adults it is illegal to pour, purchase or provide alcohol to underage youth.

Cooperate with law enforcement to punish adults who provide alcohol to youth.

Support community alcohol age compliance checks.



Adult hosted underage drinking is dangerous illegal

Encourages binge drinking. who provide it.

Ignores dangers of alcohol poisoning.

Unintentional injuries like falls or drowning are often alcohol-related and preventable.

Adult Hosted Underage Drinking is Dangerous & Illegal


Adults who purchase, pour or provide alcohol for underage drinkers can be held liable for the resulting damages that youth incurs under state law.

Liability for illegal activity is not generally covered by homeowners’ insurance.


Parents, older siblings and other adults should not purchase pour or provide alcohol for youth.

No one has the right to endanger another person’s child. Report underage drinking parties to the police.


Make it family policy to report underage drinking to the police. It teaches youth to respect the law and keeps everyone’s children healthy & safe.


C police. It teaches youth to respect the law and keeps everyone’s children healthy & safe.omprehensive Alcohol Risk ReDuction

CARD Program

Wisconsin’s alcohol age compliance

check program


Alcohol age compliance checks identify retailers who sell alcohol to underage youth and encourages compliance with existing law.

These are not stings. Retail outlets are notified in advance about upcoming compliance checks.


Help us prevent and reduce underage drinking. alcohol to underage youth and encourages compliance with existing law.

Keep prom, graduation and summer fun alcohol free and safe for our youth.


Help our effort with: alcohol to underage youth and encourages compliance with existing law.

reminder window clings on retail refrigerator cases.

informational flyers in customer bags or mailings.

Parents Who Host Lose the Most sign in front of your home or business.


  • Our Coalition includes members from the following groups: alcohol to underage youth and encourages compliance with existing law.

  • Bowler High School National Honor Society

  • Gresham High School National Honor Society

  • Bonduel High School SADD chapter (students against drunk driving)

  • Shawano High School SADD chapter

  • Shawano Community Coordinated Response Team

  • Tigerton High School SADD chapter

  • Wittenberg-Birnamwood SADD chapter

  • The Shawano County Tavern League

  • Cellcom of Wisconsin

  • Shawano Sports Park, Commercial Horizons

  • The Shawano County Sheriff’s Department

  • The City of Shawano Police Department

  • The Stockbridge Munsee Police Department


Evaluation outcomes
Evaluation Outcomes alcohol to underage youth and encourages compliance with existing law.

  • Miami University, Dr. Robert Seufert

  • Conducted annually in June & July since 2001

  • Parent surveyed first, then teen with permission


Comparison data from 2001 2006
Comparison Data from 2001-2006 alcohol to underage youth and encourages compliance with existing law.

  • Child attending party where alcohol was served decreased from 39% to 25% (14% decline)

  • Teens know of parents who host parties where alcohol is available to them decreased from 50% to 29%

  • If parents knew this info., it would keep them from hosting parties where alcohol is available: increased from 49% to 65% of parents

  • The info led to a discussion about the dangers of going to parties where alcohol is served: increased from 44% to 58% of teens


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