Monday, June 20, 2011

The Party's Over Tip Line: Preventing Drinking and Driving

Summer is here! 

This time of year often comes with an increase in free time and a decrease in adult supervision.
It is time to remind you that there are ways to anonymously report underage drinking. Please do not hesitate to call the Party’s Over Tip Line to anonymously report underage drinking in St. Johns County: (888) 277-8477, text TIP231 plus the message to 274637 or submit online by clicking here.

PACT Prevention Coalition is working diligently to educate our community about the dangers of underage drinking and other issues surrounding today's teenagers and children.

Not all kids are using drugs or alcohol.  We often hear from our young people, “it’s no big deal, everyone’s doing it” when talking about alcohol and other drugs. This is a common misconception and is not true!

According to the 2010 Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey, 50.3% of middle and high school students have not used alcohol in their lifetime, 75.5% have not smoked cigarettes and 74.8% have not used marijuana. Click here for more information.

Please follow on Twitter at @PACTPrevention for the latest trends, events and news about substance abuse issues in St. Johns County.

Be an educated parent, you will have safer and healthier teens.

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