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  1. 1. 1. Injury: 599,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are unintentionally injured under the influence of alcohol (Hingson et al., 2005). 2. Drunk Driving: 2.1 million students between the ages of 18 and 24 drove under the influence of alcohol last year (Hingson et al., 2002). 3. Police Involvement: About 5 percent of 4-year college students are involved with the police or campus security as a result of their drinking (Wechsler et al., 2002) and an estimated 110,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are arrested for an alcohol-related violation such as public drunkenness or driving under the influence (Hingson et al., 2002). (3)
  2. 2. 1. Alcohol Abuse and Dependence: 31 percent of college students met criteria for a diagnosis of alcohol abuse and 6 percent for a diagnosis of alcohol dependence in the past 12 months, according to questionnaire-based self-reports about their drinking (Knight et al., 2002). 2. Health Problems/Suicide Attempts: More than 150,000 students develop an alcohol-related health problem (Hingson et al., 2002) and between 1.2 and 1.5 percent of students indicate that they tried to commit suicide within the past year due to drinking or drug use (Presley et al., 1998). 3. Death: 1,700 college students between the ages of 18 and 24 die each year from alcohol-related unintentional injuries, including motor vehicle crashes (Hingson et al., 2005). (3)
  3. 3. -Blood Alcohol Content calculator: http://www.ou.edu/oupd/bac.htm -Average Cost of Alcohol per year: http://www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov/CollegeStu dents/calculator/calculator.aspx -Average Wastes Calories per year: http://www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov/CollegeStu dents/calculator/alcoholcalc.aspx
  4. 4. Every hour your body metabolizes .015 of your blood alcohol concentration per hour. Example: BAC level Hours needed metabolize. 0.1 6.66 0.08 5.33 0.05 3.33 0.02 1.33 (5)
  5. 5. -More than one-quarter (27.6 percent) of American youth aged 12 to 20 said that they drank alcohol in the past month. -People who start drinking before age 15 are six times more likely to have alcohol problems than those who start drinking at age 21 or older, according to research. -Alcohol is the most widely used substance of abuse among American youth and contributes to the three leading causes of death among 12- to 20-year-olds -- unintentional injury, murder and suicide.
  6. 6. Approximately 63,000 underage youth in New Hampshire drink each year. In 2007, according to self- reports by New Hampshire students in grades 9-12
  7. 7. -71% had at least one drink of alcohol on one or more days during their life. -18% had their first drink of alcohol, other than a few sips, before age 13. -45% had at least one drink of alcohol on one or more occasion in the past 30 days. -28% had five or more drinks of alcohol in a row (i.e., binge drinking) in the past 30 days. -5% had at least one drink of alcohol on school property on one or more of the past 30 days.
  8. 8. -During 2007, an estimated 3 traffic fatalities and 100 nonfatal traffic injuries involved an underage drinking driver. -In 2006, an estimated 2 homicides; 1,700 nonfatal violent crimes such as rape, robbery and assault; and 5,000 property crimes including burglary, larceny, and car theft involved an underage drinking perpetrator. -In 2006, an estimated 300 teen pregnancies and 1,600 risky sexual acts by teens involved alcohol. (2)
  9. 9. Drinking laws aren’t necessarily state laws they are mostly county laws or even city laws so know the laws where ever you go.
  10. 10. 179:10 Unlawful Possession and Intoxication. – I. Except as provided in RSA 179:23, any person under the age of 21 years who has in his or her possession any liquor or alcoholic beverage, or who is intoxicated by consumption of an alcoholic beverage, shall be guilty of a violation and shall be fined a minimum of $300. Any second and subsequent offense shall be fined at least $600. For purposes of this section, alcohol concentration as defined in RSA 259:3-b of .02 or more shall be prima facie evidence of intoxication. No portion of this mandatory minimum fine shall be waived, continued for sentencing, or suspended by the court. In addition to the penalties provided in this section, the court may, in its discretion, impose further penalties authorized by RSA 263:56-b. II. Except for persons convicted on the basis of intoxication, any person under the age of 21 years convicted of unlawful possession of liquor or beverage shall forfeit the same, and it shall be disposed of as the court directs. The proceeds, if any, shall be paid into the treasury of the county in which the proceedings were determined. (http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/xiii/179/179-10.htm)
  11. 11. In New Hampshire, it is a misdemeanor to facilitate a house party where five or more underage individuals gather to consume alcohol illegally. (http://www.savemoyouth.com/facts/documents/Red ucingUnderageAccesstoAlcohol.pdf)
  12. 12. -On a public sidewalk -Inside your own parked car -On the front steps or in the common hallway of your apartment building. -On school property -In a mobile home -In a residential neighborhood -In a parking lot
  13. 13. -A.B was the senior on the high school football team when I was a freshman. -He was also a great lacrosse player. He had a full boat to a couple of a different division 1 colleges. -Graduation weekend he went our on his scooter, drunk and crashed into a utility box. -This happened in 2004, It took him over a year before he could walk, or function because of the extent of the brain damage.
  14. 14. This will be the part of the presentation will be where we share our experiences about the AA meeting we each attend on our own to share other experiences.
  15. 15. 1. http://www.udetc.org/factsheets/NewHampshire.pdf 2. http://healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=637405 3. http://www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov/StatsSummaries/snapshot.asp x 4. Google images. 5. http://www2.potsdam.edu/hansondj/drivingissues/1127227453.html

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