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

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

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