The Palm Beach County Behavioral Health Coalition in partnership with School District of Palm Beach County,
Florida SADD and MADD , Boy Scouts Gulfstream Council and sponsored by Hanley Foundation, Judith Carreras Scholarship, Michael Joseph Brink Foundation, Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Rotary Club of Wellington and South Florida Fairgrounds, Presents:

Alcohol Facts

Three out of four Palm Beach County middle and high school students are alcohol-free. (2014 Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey, Palm Beach County Report)
More than 7 out of 10 students nationwide (12-17years) are alcohol free (

9 out of 10 American teens report that drinking is not worth the consequences it can cause (

For youth between 12 to 17 years old, 84.1%, or more than four out of five students, did not use alcohol (Office of the Surgeon General, (2007).

Your brain develops until your mid-twenties. Alcohol affects your brain’s memory, decision making, and its ability to control coordination and impulses (

Drinking alcohol can cause learning and memory problems (

Alcohol is the #1 misused drug in the U.S. (
Alcohol related violence is associated with those who start drinking at an early age (

Kids who start drinking by 15 have a 4 times greater chance of becoming addicted to alcohol (

Alcohol blocks some messages to your brain. This changes your perceptions, emotions, movement, vision, and hearing (

Underage drinking affects all areas of an athlete’s life including social, physical, mental, academic, and legal (

Alcohol is actually a depressant. That means it's a drug that slows down or depresses the brain (

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