MYTH 1: The only way to get better is to hit “rock bottom”
FACT 1: While some alcoholics do lose everything before they decide to seek treatment, people should and do see help before they reach this point.
MYTH 2: Drinking culture is harmless
FACT 2: Binge drinking is viewed as a harmless “rite of passage.” This attitude toward alcohol consumption is dangerous. It is another way people with dependency issues rationalize their habits.
MYTH 3: You have a job, you’re not an alcoholic Read more about 10 Myths About Alcoholism
On September 13, 2012, Pamela S. Hyde, Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced the award and anticipated future funding of 81 new grants, totaling up to $15.1 million over four years, to prevent underage drinking through the Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Act (STOP ACT) grant program.
Hunterdon County Safe Communities Coalition, through its fiscal agent Hunterdon Prevention Resources (HPR), is proud to announce that they are recipients of STOP ACT grant funding. The Coalition will receive $48,258 annually over four years.
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Alcohol is a depressant that affects every part of your body. The damage it does now can impact the rest of your life.
Drink, booze, brew, hooch, moonshine
What is it?
Alcohol is a depressant derived from the natural fermentation of fruits, vegetables and grains. These are brewed and distilled into a wide range of beverages with various alcohol contents.
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The Safe Communities Coalition targets to create an environment which will keep our youth healthy and drug-free in Hunterdon County. Hunterdon high school teens are above the national average in alcohol use. Experience and research has unveiled that in Hunterdon underage drinking is by some socially acceptable, alcohol is readily available and accessible, underage drinking is prevalent, and underage drinking has severe negative consequences.
Past 30 Day Alcohol Use and being drunk by grade level in Hunterdon County, ADAS (American Drug Alcohol Survey Company) 2007 and 2011, is depicted below. We have made a lot of progress since 2007; however, Hunterdon County is still above the national average in junior and senior years.
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