This presentation uses a combination of slides and video to educate students on the dangers of underage drinking. Video includes teens in recovery and teens who do not drink alcohol. New findings on the damaging effects of alcohol on the adolescent brain, peer pressure, and refusal skills are also highlighted. This presentation provides middle school students with the information to make informed and healthy decisions about alcohol while encouraging them to say "No" and stand up to negative peer pressure.
This version includes videos of teens in recovery and teens who do not drink alcohol. Drinking and driving, fake IDs, and house parties are some of the topics highlighted in the legal section of this presentation. Risks of underage drinking, including brain damage, victimization, and alcohol poisoning, are discussed. Students are offered refusal skills to remove themselves from risky situations and information to make healthy choices about alcohol.
What Adults Need To Know
This presentation includes videos of teens who do not drink alcohol, teens in recovery, and a parent of a recovering teen. It also discusses the "Furnishing" Statute along with house parties, reminding adults of their legal responsibility to provide youth with a safe, alcohol-free environment. Recent findings on the harmful effects of alcohol on the adolescent brain are explained along with other risks associated with underage drinking. Because adults are a powerful influence on their children, consistent and open communication is encouraged as a way to deter youth from underage drinking.
For further information, please contact: District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett's Office
Juvenile Justice Unit | Ten Federal Street | Salem MA, 01970 | (978) 745-6610
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