Youth

 

Youth often face the challenge of standing up to peer pressure in deciding whether or not to use and abuse alcohol. The following resources and organizations listed will provide youth-focused strategies and initiatives directed at and in some cases developed by youth:

Take It Back North Carolina is a youth-directed movement to reduce alcohol problems. Visit
https://www.facebook.com/takeitbacknc for more info.

 

The Cool Spot: The Cool Spot was created for kids 11-13 years old by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).
http://www.thecoolspot.gov/

 

Too Smart to Start Program, SAMHSA: Youth Section
Too Smart To Start is a public education initiative sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to provide research-based strategies and materials to professionals and volunteers at the community level to help them conduct an underage alcohol use prevention program. The materials are designed to educate 9- to 13-year-olds about the harms of alcohol use and to support parents and caregivers as they participate in their children’s activities.
http://www.toosmarttostart.samhsa.gov/youth/youth.aspx

STOP Underage Drinking 
A Federal Resource for elementary , junior high/middle  and high school students:
http://www.stopalcoholabuse.gov/youth.aspx