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National Alcohol Awareness Month

Updated: Apr 19



April 16, 2021



The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) annually sponsors and dedicates April as The National Alcohol Awareness Month. Underage drinking is a continuing problem and a leading risk factor for alcohol use disorders (Responsibility.org, n.d.). Statistics show that adults who have had alcohol before the age 15 were 6.5 times more likely to have an alcohol use disorder when compared to someone who as started drinking alcohol after the age 21 (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2020).



Furthermore, the 2019 Idaho Healthy Youth Survey and Youth Risk Behavior Survey reported that 39.1% Idaho high school students had alcohol at least once in their life. Approximately one in four Idaho high school students reported drinking at least one drink of alcohol in the last 30 days (Idaho Office of Drug Policy, 2020). Idaho is home to 1.7 million people. According to the Idaho Office of Drug Policy, each year the results of excessive alcohol use are 437 deaths (Idaho Office of Drug Policy, 2020). In addition, in the year 2018, 22 Idahoans under the age of 21 died from alcohol related deaths (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2019).



National Alcohol Awareness Month gives us all an opportunity to save a life one day at a time. We can do so by reaching out for help and educating one another. BYDC cares about the health and safety of our community’s youth. To show your care and support we invite you to join us as we support Alcohol Awareness Month in our upcoming events. These events help support our youth in making decisions that can benefit their life and future.



Friday, April 14, 2021- First Street Swap Meet

Wednesday, April 21, 2021- Youth Team Services

Saturday, April 24, 2021- Donuts for Drug Take Back




Your support can make a difference and together we can provide a safer future for our youth!




Citations

CADCA. (n.d.). Retrieved April 16, 2021, from https://www.cadca.org/resources/get-involved-alcohol-awareness-month

Idaho Alcohol Use Fact Sheet. (2020, December 17). Retrieved April 16, 2021, from https://odp.idaho.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/114/2020/12/Alcohol-Use-Fact-Sheet_Updated-12.17.2020.pdf

Key Substance Use and Mental Health Indicators in the United States: Results from the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. (2020). Retrieved April 16, 2021, from https://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/reports/rpt29393/2019NSDUHFFRPDFWHTML/2019NSDUHFFR1PDFW090120.pdf

QuickFacts Idaho. (2019). Retrieved April 16, 2021, from https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/ID

The Fight Against Underage DRINKING: Stats on Teen alcohol use. (2021, March 31). Retrieved April 16, 2021, from https://www.responsibility.org/alcohol-statistics/underage-drinking-statistics?gclid=Cj0KCQjw6-SDBhCMARIsAGbI7UhFetzvmQSZQfu8nSXcI4zxFEVVTag3zwSMfLYMU_TtTMTCfNf_MKoaAi0DEALw_wcB

Key Substance Use and Mental Health Indicators in the United States: Results from the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. (2020). Retrieved April 16, 2021, from https://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/reports/rpt29393/2019NSDUHFFRPDFWHTML/2019NSDUHFFR1PDFW090120.pdf



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