WASTED - Franklin (MA) High School

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The presentation put together by Franklin (MA) High School students for When Alcohol Starts To "Effect" Decisions (WASTED).

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WASTED - Franklin (MA) High School

  1. 1. W.A.S.T.E.D. W hen A lcohol S tarts T o E ndanger D ecisions
  2. 2. Each drink has the same amount of alcohol in it…
  3. 3. <ul><li>69% of Franklin High School students have consumed alcohol in their lifetime </li></ul><ul><li>48% have consumed alcohol in the past 30 days </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Approximately 6% of Franklin High students have consumed alcohol on school property in the past 30 days </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>29% of FHS students have participated in heavy drinking in the past 30 days (more than 5 drinks in a row) </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>4 out of 10 middle and high school students who consumed alcohol in the past year have a serious problem with drinking </li></ul><ul><li>Sexual assault and rape are more common among these people </li></ul><ul><li>Every day an average of 11,318 teens try alcohol for the first time </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>On a typical weekend in the United States, 1 teenager per hour dies in a car crash </li></ul><ul><li>Over 45% of these crashes involve alcohol </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>A DRUNK DRIVING CONVICTION CAN COST UP TO $4,717 </li></ul><ul><li>Cost to tow your car…$50 </li></ul><ul><li>Car storage fee per day…30 </li></ul><ul><li>Magistrate’s night time bail fee…25 </li></ul><ul><li>Defense attorney’s fee…2,500 </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum fee…500 </li></ul><ul><li>Victim’s witness fee…75 </li></ul><ul><li>Surcharge for the Fund for Head Injury Treatment Services…100 </li></ul><ul><li>License reinstatement fee…300 </li></ul><ul><li>Probable additional costs: </li></ul><ul><li>Alcohol Education Program…527 </li></ul><ul><li>Court costs…250 </li></ul><ul><li>Probation fee…360 </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Teens who have parents talk to them about the dangers of drinking alcohol are far less likely to drink than those whose parents do not discuss the issue with them. </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>27% of FHS students have been in a car driven by someone who had been drinking in the past 30 days </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>19% of FHS students have driven a car after they had been drinking in the past 30 days </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>Some studies say that children of alcoholic parents have a 50% higher risk of developing alcohol problems </li></ul><ul><li>Alcoholics are 6 times more likely than non alcoholics to report family history of alcoholism </li></ul><ul><li>Over 6.6 million kids under 18 live in a house with at least one alcoholic parent </li></ul>

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