COMMUNITY TOWN HALL MEETING ABOUT UNDERAGE DRINKING
does ‘underage drinking’ mean in South Dakota?
It means that 44% of high school students in the state had one or more
alcoholic drinks in the past 30 days.*
It means that 30% had 5 or more drinks of alcohol in a row on one or more
days during the past 30 days – qualifying as binge drinking.*
It means that South Dakota youngsters who drink alcohol are more likely than
non-drinkers of the same age to develop alcohol dependence problems, die in
a motor vehicle crash or suicide, and face an increased risk of carrying out
or being a victim of a physical or sexual assault.
Underage drinking in South Dakota is a problem for the state, communities,
schools and individual families.
you want to learn more? Are you interested in discovering what you can do
to help reduce the underage drinking problem? You are invited to the free
Community Town Hall Meeting About Underage Drinking on Tuesday, April 1 at
6:30PM. During the meeting, you will have the opportunity to brainstorm
with parents, teachers, students, officials and other community members
about their concerns and possible solutions.
why it is so important to Start Talking Before They Start Drinking – and how
free Community Town Hall Meeting About Underage Drinking will be at the
National Guard Armory (801 W. National Guard Drive – just north of the
airport off Minnesota Ave) in Sioux Falls. It is open to the public; there
will be door prizes as well as a Question and Answer period and snacks
offered. This event is sponsored by the Coalition for a Drug-Free South
Dakota and SAMHSA.
people outside Sioux Falls, please
click here to find out if there will be a Community Town Hall Meeting in
learn more about families’ role in preventing underage drinking, you can
Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking
South Dakota Youth Risk Behavior Survey 2007 (PDF)
Tuesday, April 1 2008
Q&A; Snacks Follow Meeting
National Guard Armory
801 W. National Guard Dr.
Sioux Falls, SD
(north of the airport
on Minnesota Ave.)
FREE and open to