What: Prevent underage and binge drinking
Who: Youth and Young Adults, ages 12-24
How: Primary prevention strategies focus on providing information to the community about the risks and dangers of alcohol by youth building skills, changing policies and practices that provide protective environments to allow youth to make healthy and positive choices.
Where: Sullivan County, Tennessee
Why: Alcohol is the most widely available drug to youth. It is also one of the first drugs to be used at a young age. Alcohol use damages the developing brain, and intoxication can lead to accidents or overdose. Young people deserve the best chance at a healthy, substance-free life. Waiting until at least 21 is the best way to achieve that.