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Preventing Underage Drinking

Presentation is aimed at students to understand the consequences of underage drinking and the law.
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Rachel Lee

on 25 March 2014

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Transcript of Preventing Underage Drinking

Objectives:
Preventing Underage Drinking
"Is Drinking Alcohol Illegal?"

Define the active ingredient in Alcohol
Effects of Alcohol
Hawaii Underage Drinking Laws
Alcohol Advertisements
Alcohol Factoids:
Alcohol is a...
Statistics of Underage Drinking
ALCOHOL IS THE MOST COMMONLY USED AND ABUSED DRUG AMONG YOUTH IN THE U.S.
Alcohol Related Vehicle Accidents
Do these look like non-alcoholic
beverages you could buy?
D R U N K
D R I V I N G

...is the nation's most frequent violent crime
Pearl City, HI
Pearl City,
HI
Likelike Highway, February 26, 2009
...is responsible for more than 4,700 annual deaths among underage youth.
STATISTICS (CONT.)
Every 30 minutes in the U.S., someone dies in
an alcohol-related car accident.
Underage Drinking and Hawaii State Law
Consequences (cont.):

If the minor is under age 21 with driving privileges, and illegally purchases, possesses, or consumes alcohol, then the minor will have his/her driver’s license suspended for at least 180 days.

ALL violators will be required to perform 75 hours of community service and undergo 8-12 hours of alcohol education and counseling.
Act 203: “Use and Lose” Law
Image from Susan Tapert, PhD, University of California, San Diego.
The brain images below show how alcohol may harm teen mental function. Compared with a young non-drinker, a 15-year-old with an alcohol problem showed poor brain activity during a memory task. This finding is noted by the lack of pink and red coloring.
Difficulty walking
Short Term Effects:
Long Term Effects of Alcohol

Brain damage
ANSWER: TRUE
True or False:

66% of Hawaii teens said they will wait until they're at least 21 before trying alcohol.
ANSWER: “E” 83% of Hawaii teens say underage drinking is risky and dangerous.
How many percent of Hawaii teens say underage drinking is risky and dangerous?

A. 40% - 50%
B. 50% - 60%
C. 60% - 70%
D. 70% - 80%
E. 80% - 90%
YOU
have the ability to make
good choices.
70% of Hawaii teens choose not to drink...
Be a role model: Don’t start drinking.
Speak to friends about the consequences of underage drinking.
Join school extra-curricular activities or sports.
Be an advocate: Help your school organize after school activities.
What You Can Do to Prevent Underage Drinking?
Truth vs. Perception
Remember this...
Waimanalo, HI
January 20, 2007

Depressant
The active ingredient is...
Ethyl Alcohol or Ethanol
All alcoholic beverages contain Ethyl...
This includes fruity drinks like wine coolers.

This is wrong!

Hard Liquor
Wine
Beer
Which is stronger?
Let me show you
Ethyl Alcohol .75 oz
Hard Liquor
Wine
=
Beer
It is all equal!
=


6 oz
Ethyl Alcohol .75 oz
=
=
1.5 oz
Hard Liquor
Wine
Beer
How much is in a...?
12 oz
h2o
11.25 oz
h2o
5.25 oz
h2o
.75 oz
Who goes to the bathroom more?
Where do you feel it?
CirculatorySystem
Liver
What organ cleans the blood?
How does ethyl alcohol travel through the body?
¾ oz Ethyl Alcohol
Carbon dioxide and water
Acetate
Acetaldehyde
The liver takes 1 hour to process:
In 2003--Thirty-two people were killed in fatal crashes involving young drivers last year. Family and friends gather at a roadside memorial to mourn four people killed in a December two-car accident in Makaha.
A message to everyone driving,
“We Care—Stay Alive”
Balance, coordination, and judgment impairment:
Blurred vision
Slurred speech
Slower reaction
Impaired memory, blackouts
Nausea and vomiting
Increased blood pressure
Liver cancer
Memory loss
Irregular heartbeat
On average, underage drinkers consume more drinks per drinking
occasion than adult drinkers.
In 2010, there were approximately 189,000 emergency rooms visits by persons under age 21 for injuries and other conditions linked to alcohol.
Wahiawa, October 28, 2012
In Hawaii in 2010, 113 traffic fatalities were alcohol-related.
In 2011, 100 traffic fatalities were alcohol-related.
Alcohol advertising may influence an underage person’s drinking decisions...
Underage drinking harms and kills
Alcohol slows down the cerebral cortex as
it works with information from a person’s senses.
Planning, forming ideas, making decisions,
and using self-control.
The part of the brain where
memories are made.
Important for coordination, thoughts, and awareness.
Why is the alcohol legal drinking age 21 in the United States?
There is a science to this.
The Brain develops back to front
It is not fully developed until 25
That is why car insurance goes down at 25.
WHY?
TIME
Does this show the truth
about alcohol?
Violent behavior
Underage Drinking and Hawaii State Law
Minors under the age of 21 cannot:
Purchase Liquor
Possess liquor in any motor vehicle
Possess liqour in any public place
Use false ID to attempt to buy liquor or purchase alcohol
Underage Drinking and Hawaii State Law
Attend alcohol education/counseling with parents or guardian
A person under the age of 18 who violates liquor law can be subject to:
Underage Drinking and Hawaii State Law
Effective January 01, 2007, Act 203 “Use & Lose” Law was enacted to crack down on underage drinking.

CONSEQUENCES:
If the minor does not have a driver’s license, then the judge may postpone driving eligibility for 180 days or until the person turns 17.
Act 203: “Use and Lose” Law
Underage Drinking and Hawaii State Law
CONSEQUENCES (cont.):

If the minor is under age 21 with driving privileges, and illegally purchases, possesses, or consumes alcohol, then the minor will have his/her driver’s license suspended for at least 180 days.

ALL violators will be required to perform 75 hours of community service and undergo 8-12 hours of alcohol education and counseling.
Act 203: “Use and Lose” Law
180 days license suspension
Up to 36 hours community service

Pay a fine from $50 to $500
Hawaii Underage Drinking Laws
Minors under the age of 21 cannot:
Purchase liquor
Possess liquor in any motor vehicle

Possess liqour in any public place
Use false ID to attempt to buy liquor or purchase alcohol
Hawaii Underage Drinking Laws
Attend alcohol education/counseling with parents or guardian
A person under the age of 18 who violates liquor law can be subject to:
Hawaii Underage Drinking Laws
Effective January 01, 2007, Act 203 “Use & Lose” Law was enacted to crack down on underage drinking.
Act 203: “Use and Lose” Law
Hawaii Underage Drinking Laws
CONSEQUENCES (cont.):

If the minor is under age 21 with driving privileges, and illegally purchases, possesses, or consumes alcohol, then the minor will have his/her driver’s license suspended for at least 180 days.

ALL violators will be required to perform 75 hours of community service and undergo 8-12 hours of alcohol education and counseling.
Act 203: “Use and Lose” Law
180 days license suspension
Up to 36 hours community service
Pay a fine from $50 to $500

CONSEQUENCES:
If the minor does not have a driver’s license, then the judge may postpone driving eligibility for 180 days or until the person turns 17.
Do these ads show the TRUTH about alcohol?
YOU(TH):
What's the Best Way to Sober Up?
Cold Shower
Greasy foods
Caffeine
Wet Drunk
Full and Fat Drunk
Hyper Drunk
March 31, 2007
Consequences of Underage Drinking
School problems, such as higher absence and poor or failing grades.


Social problems, such as fighting and lack of participation in youth activities.

Legal problems, such as arrest for driving or physically hurting someone while drunk.


Abuse of other drugs.

Alcohol poisoning
Changes in brain development that may have
life-long effects.

"A driver who hit and killed a pedestrian will have to spend the rest of his life telling the story of the tragedy."
Oshiro's car struck Vallejo while he was standing near his car on Kupuna Loop in Village Park.

18 months in prison, 5 years probation, and 750 hours of community service.

For his community service, Oshiro will have to share his tragic story to local students in hopes of preventing others from drinking and driving.
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