In the words of The Surgeon General’s Call to Action To Prevent and Reduce Underage
Drinking, “Underage alcohol use is everybody’s problem—and its solution
is everybody’s responsibility.” Educators have a responsibility to reduce risk factors
associated with underage alcohol use and an obligation to students to protect them
from adverse consequences of their own or others’ alcohol use.
Educators can help change attitudes about teen drinking, create an environment that
can protect youth from underage drinking, and decrease the risk of adolescent alcohol
use and the associated negative consequences.
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Use our animated scenarios to spark a classroom conversation about alcohol use.
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