Underage Drinking and Driving. “An Impaired Mind is an Unprepared Mind”-Duane Alan Hahn. This IS an Escalating Issue…. **AS A RESULT, UNDERAGE DRINKING IS A LEADING PUBLIC HEALTH PROBLEM IN THIS COUNTRY. . Alcohol is the drug choice among youth .
“An Impaired Mind is an Unprepared Mind”-Duane Alan Hahn
**AS A RESULT, UNDERAGE DRINKING IS A LEADING PUBLIC HEALTH PROBLEM IN THIS COUNTRY.
-Many young people are experiencing the consequences of drinking too much at too early an age.
South Carolina is ranked 23rd highest among the fifty states for the cost per youth of underage drinking.
Alcohol related car crashes kill someone every 45 minutes and injures someone every 2 minutes
“a mind is a terrible thing to waste” –United Negro College Fund
Consequences of students found drinking on-campus:
Referred to Dean
Depending on the extent, a court date will be set and the student may be FINED.
Ultimately, if a student fails to comply there is room for SCHOLARSHIP REMOVAL & PARENTAL NOTIFICATION
HOWEVER, CREATIVE SANCTIONS INCLUDE:
Online “drinking-prevention” classes
WU will gladly seek further help for the student in off-campus groups
FAS is NOT a childhood disorder and can cause a wide range of lifelong physical and mental disabilities.
Chesterfield County’s approximated financial impact of underage drinking and driving for the year of 2010 will be roughly $24.4 million.BACK TO REALITY
Each year, more than 5000 deaths of teens are linked to drinking:
The three leading causes of death for teens are car accidents, homicides, and suicides;
ALCOHOL IS A LEADING FACTOR IN ALL THREE
-Charles Curie, Substances Abuse and Mental Health Administrator
“It takes 8,460 bolts to assemble an automobile, and one NUT to scatter it all over the highway.”