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Crime Prevention:
Dangers of Drinking

If you think it can't happen to you, look around. Check your school's yearbooks for the last ten years. How many were dedicated to a student who was killed in a drunk-driving crash?

Ask your friends how many people they know who have ad bad things happen to them when they or someone else was drinking

You don't even have to be the one drinking - most teenage passenger deaths are a result of crashes caused by alcohol-impaired teenage drivers. No matter the situation, drinking alcohol under the age of 21 is illegal.

Alcohol is the number one drug of choice for teenagers.
How Alcohol Affects You
Be Smart About Advertising

Take a good look at how the alcohol industry tries to convince people to use its products:

Alcohol-related car crashes are the number one killer of teenagers in the United States.
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Alcohol is the number-one drug problem in America.
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