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 (www.toosmarttostart.gov).

9 out of 10 American teens report that drinking is not worth the consequences it can cause (http://www.dosomething.org).

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 (www.stopalcoholabuse.gov).

Drinking alcohol can cause learning and memory problems (www.abovetheinfluence.com).

Alcohol is the #1 misused drug in the U.S. (http://www.brad21.org/facts.html)
Alcohol related violence is associated with those who start drinking at an early age (www.dosomething.org).

Kids who start drinking by 15 have a 4 times greater chance of becoming addicted to alcohol (www.surgeongeneral.gov/).

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

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

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

Video Winners



One $500 Scholarhships offered by Michael Joseph Brink Foundation

Poster Winners



Two $1,000 Scholarships offered by the Hanley Foundation and Judy Carreras Foundation .
Six $100 gift cards (2 each for Elementary, Middle and High School).
All entries received are eligible to win
1 of 2 $50 gift cards.

Contest Begins



October 23rd, 2019
Poster Entry Deadline:
December 6th, 2019 11:59 pm
PSA Video Entry Deadline:
December 15, 2019 11:59 pm

Submission



Submit a completed entry form and a hard copy of your poster to:
Bito David
Office of Communications
  505 S. Congress Avenue
Boynton Beach, FL 33426  

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