Youth Tackle Issue of Underage Drinking

The Smarter Choices Community Youth Coalition held a rally Friday to promote a new project.

It's called Project Sticker Shock. They'll be going into local stores over the next several weeks, placing stickers on wine and beer containers that say the minimum age to buy alcohol is 21.

Project Sticker Shock is a statewide campaign to try to help curb underage drinking.

Here are a few numbers to let you know how prevalent underage drinking is in Mississippi, according to a federal study.

Grades 9-12

72% Have Had at Least One Drink
28% Had First Drink Before 13
41% Have Drank in Last 30 Days


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  • by justin Location: philly on Apr 17, 2010 at 08:26 AM
    i think it is good for kids to try alcohol. i recent read a story that made perfect sense. children that had parents that drink, and let them have a glass of wine or a beer once in a while. learn how to handle alcohol. they are less likely to abuse alcohol, and less likely to get alcohol posioning. you take a child that was never allowed alcohol, and always taught alcohol was "bad" then gets to college or the age of "21" that person will not know how much to drink. and cannot control themselves. the study showed the underaged kids that are allowed to drink are less likely to become alcoholics. because they learn how to drink at an early age, and control it. just think about it. it makes perfect sense.
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