This is what a lot of people think when it concerns alcohol…..images easily dismissed with an it will never happen to me or it will never happen to my child.
But are we offering our youth this? Ask them do they support Underage Drinking….Local law Enforcement doesn’t.Both the Chief of Police and MC Sheriff support this.
21-24 age group providing weekly parties. Parents providing right of passage parties.
Do we waiting for another tragedy before we take action?
This isn’t the only way alcohol can have permenant last effects on our youth.
Scans are done at the AmenClininc. Daniel G. Amen, MD is a physician, child and adult psychiatrist, brain imaging specialist, bestselling author, Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the CEO and medical director of Amen Clinics, Inc. (ACI) in Newport Beach and Fairfield, California, Tacoma, Washington and Reston, Virginia
Revert back to scans to show damaged passages
Risk increases a brain develops and youth attempt to strike out on there own. Avoid inbreeding.
That same need to strike out also leads to risk behaviors which often results in death.
Grand Futures has and will continue to track these numbers will allow us to see if what we are doing matters!!!
Explain Risk Protective……all the alt events in the world won’t stop drinking as a whole…policy and enforcement do.
This is about changing what they do and what they have access to.
Social Hosting Workshop
Remember when they needed you What is in the best interest of children?
Alcohol no alcohol one year later using >1 year normal Amen Clinics
What kind of performance will you have? Your brain runs your body HEALTHY NORMAL BRAIN HEAVY TEEN ALCOHOL USER Scans by Amen Clinics
Brain Development during youth through adolescence, has been chronicled by the UCLA Brain Development Study. Orange and yellow color indicates the developing areas of the young brain and illustrates the timeframe at which these events occur. Previous studies for decades believed most brain development took place during the first three years of life, however this landmark study showed an incredible era of brain development from hormonal onset (adolescence) into the early twenties. The brain areas associated with these final regions are associated with reasoning, moral reasoning and decision making. Likewise athletic abilities are being perfected during the same time with skill perfection, skill innovation and maximal performance capacities reaching optimal levels. Surely drug use during this pivotal timeframe takes a heavy toll on these and many other capacities reaching their full potential. The unfortunate outcome to youth drug use is that if these critical events are affected during this chronological developmental phase damage , deficits, or reduced capacities may be lifelong. Train hard …Play hard… Party hard…waste your talents. BRAIN HORMONAL ONSET 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.5> FINISHING TOUCHES 12-21> REASONING MORAL REASONING DECISION MAKING
In 2005, 4,544 teens ages 16 to 19 -- an average of twelve a day--died in motor vehicle crashes.Overall, younger drivers lack experience on the roads and are less likely than older drivers to recognize risky situations. While lack ofexperience increases teens' crash risk, so does driving with teen passengers while unsupervised. As the number of teen passengers goes up, so does the risk of a crash.In 2005, more than one in four young drivers killed in motor vehicle crashes had been drinking. The severity of crashes increases when alcohol is involved. Drinking drivers are also less likely to wear seat belts. 4544 12/DAY MOTOR VEHICLE FATALITIES DEATHS
DWI # of Clients Age of Offender Distribution of Clients by age
MALE FEMALE ALCOHOL USE INCREASES DRAMATICALLY DURING ADOLESCENCE 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22-23 24-25 26-29 30-34 35-39 50-64 65> AGE SAMHSA Percent of Americans Who Have Ever Drunk Alcohol (A Whole Drink)
40% of children who start drinking before the age of 15 will become alcoholics at some point in their lives. If the onset of drinking is delayed by 5 years, a child's risk of serious alcohol problems is decreased by 50%.
ONSET The average age when youth first try alcohol is 11.9 years for boys and 13.1 years for girls. The average age at which Americans begin drinking regularly is 15.9 years old.
5X PER MONTH 10-14X PER MONTH # OF DRINKING EPISODES/MO.
FRIDAY SATURDAY VACATIONS SPECIAL OCCASIONS PARTYTIME The average high school drinker has 4-5 drinking episodes in 30 days The average college drinker has 10-14 drinking episodes in 30 days
Adolescents drink less often but more per occasion than Adults Usual Number of Drinks per Occasion Number of drinking occasions in 30 days 12-20 21-25 26+ AGE SAMHSA
Under 21 20% of Alcohol Industry profit comes from the underage drinking illegal sales $22,500,000,000
H20 9.9% FRUIT JUICE 6.8% MILK 6.4% COFFEE 15.3% SOFT DRINKS 43.4% ALCOHOL 9.7% FLUID CONSUMPTION
HOW A YOUNG PERSON MAKES A CHOICE There are four areas that can impact youth in areas of RISK… + - Hansen All Stars Correlation Between Risk Factors & Alcohol Use
FAMILIARITY + ACCESS There is more of a chance you will drink because you are hanging out with people who are drinking than if you are physically offered a beer. = USE
WHO YOU ARE WITH The strongest predictors of alcohol and drug abuse among high school or college youth are social. Among high school and college youth, for example, the social group dominates as the best predictor of substance use… Young people use drugs primarily as a function of the social group with whom they interact. WHAT THEY DO…
STANDARDS FOR YOUTH BEHAVIOR CLEAR CONSISTENT BOUNDARIES HIGH LEVEL OF CONSEQUENCE BELEIFS HOME SCHOOL COMMUNITY ATHLETICS LAW ENFORCEMENT
Standards for Youth Behavior Set by ADULTS Enforced Universally Process to identify Process to help
“A child who reaches age 21 without smoking, abusing alcohol or using drugs is virtually certain never to do so” “A society whose adults do not abuse tobacco, alcohol or drugs, is virtually certain not to raise children who do so.” The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, " Set the example for your children”
Parents of CRAIG I WILL CARE FOR THESE CHILDREN AT ALL TIMES ESPECIALLY WHEN I AM WITH THEM I WILL AS AN ADULT SET A POSITIVE EXAMPLE FOR OUR YOUTH BY THE WAY I LIVE MY LIFE I WILL, AS AN ADULT, ACCEPT RESPONSIBILTIY FOR OUR YOUTH I WILL FULFILL MY RESPONSIBILITY TO OUR YOUTH EVEN WHEN OTHERS FAIL I WILL HELP IDENTIFY OUR YOUTH WITH PERSONAL AND SOCIAL ISSUES I WILL GET THEM PROFESIONAL HELP I WILL DO EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO PROTECT OUR YOUTH FROM RISK AND HARM I WILL NOT LET ONE CRAIG YOUTH FALL TO THE PERILS OF NEGLECT I WILL ALWAYS ACT IN THE BEST INTEREST OF OUR CHILDREN I WILL SUPPORT THE LAWS THAT SEEK TO KEEP OUR YOUTH FROM HARM AND RISK I will support a community consensus that clearly states that drug and underage DRUG/alcohol use is illegal, unhealthy and unacceptable and the zero -tolerance measures that must be employed to deter such youth behaviors of concern.