Did you know that in Warren County children as young as 10 years old are consuming alcohol? [American Drug & Alcohol Survey (ADAS), Warren County, NJ, 2010-2011]. Staggering isn’t it? Once a year when you walk into a sponsoring liquor store, you’ll see a sticker asking you if you’re aware of the consequences of supplying alcohol to a minor. It’s called The Sticker Shock Campaign and it’s just something to think about and consider next time you’re at the liquor store. If you’d like be a participating liquor store, please contact us. If you’d like to find out how you can get involved click here.
Participating Liquor Stores:
- ShopRite Liquors, Hackettstown
- J & D Liquors, Blairstown
- Shaken Not Stirred Discount Liquors, Phillipsburg
Get Involved — Sticker Shock
Want to get involved? It’s easy. All you have to do is contact us. We’ll come to your business the week of Sticker Shock and put the stickers on some alcohol. You’ll get mentioned in radio ad’s as well as on our website. Curious if it’s that easy, you can contact some of the current liquor stores involved with Sticker Shock.
After that, simply call Prevention Task Force at (908) 835-1800, or fill out the contact form below and we’ll give you a call!
(All facts below are from Elks National Drug Awareness program brochure, “Just the Facts Binge Drinking in Adolescents and College Students.” DAP 270/REV 10/11 and JourneyWorks Publishing pamphlet, “Alcohol and Safety 101”, 2006, ISBN 1-56885-414-5)
- More than 60% of college men and almost 50% of college women who are frequent binge drinkers report that they drink and drive.
- Drinking during high school, especially among males, is predictive of binge drinking in college.
- Binge drinking during college may be associated with mental health disorders such as compulsiveness, depression or anxiety, or early deviant behavior.
- 91% of women and 78% of men who were frequent binge drinkers considered themselves to be moderate or light drinkers
- Frequent binge drinkers were eight times more likely than non-binge drinkers to miss a class, fall behind in schoolwork, get hurt or injured, and damage property.
- Nearly 1 out of every 5 teenagers (16%) has experienced “black out” spells where they could not remember what happened the previous evening because of heavy drinking.
- Binge drinking, often beginning around age 13, tends to increase during adolescence, peak in young adulthood (ages 18 to 22), then gradually decrease.
- Binge drinking during the past 30 days was reported by 8% of youth ages 12 to 17 and 30% of those ages 18 to 20.
- Among persons under the legal drinking age, 15% were binge drinkers.
- About 10.4 million adolescents ages 12 to 20 reported using alcohol. Of those, 5.1 million were binge drinkers, of which 2.3 million were heavy drinkers that binged at least 5 times a month.
- Binge drinking can lead to alcohol poisoning.
- Binge drinking is dangerous. Binge drinking is 4 drinks in a row for women – 5 for men. It is too much alcohol, too fast, for a person’s body to handle.
- Many drowning accidents and fatal falls are linked to alcohol use.
- Young adults are more likely to have unprotected sex when they drink alcohol. The results can be an unplanned pregnancy or a sexually transmitted disease.
- Some people become violent when they drink. Alcohol is often a factor in sexual assaults and rapes.
- When you drink alcohol, it enters your bloodstream and slows down your central nervous system.
- Alcohol affects people differently depending on body weight, metabolism, if they are male or female, and when they last ate.
- You can’t always tell how strong a drink is by its taste. Wine coolers and mixed drinks can have as much alcohol as a shot.
- A 1.5-ounce shot of hard liquor, a 12-ounce glass of beer and a 5-ounce glass of wine all contain about the same amount of alcohol.