The information below is about alcohol facts and myths and it is directed at a young teenage audience. Considering the amount of information being thrown at today’s youth, I though I would recreate this pamphlet from the NIAAA. I looked all over the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and could not find it, but this is their handout.
Disclosures, Commentary, Attributions
These are from the NIAAA pamphlet on teenagers and alcoholism. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and SAMSHA spear head these types of studies. SAMSHA is the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. These two agencies pay for a lot of research. The information they give out is the latest research so you may find things, especially relating to treatment methods, that do not jibe with what you think treatment should look like. This information is fairly benign and predictable so I doubt it will offend anyone. Perhaps the teenagers or youths looking for facts on alcohol use and abuse. One thing to look at is the facts section, my read on it was they took some things that rarely happen, but can and worded the facts to make the threat seem more probable than it is. Keep in mind, this is information is aimed at teenagers (sometimes you have to spice it up a little bit). Most information teenagers get on alcohol is from their parents or from friends, even worse, sometimes they get it from television. A little drama in their information couldn’t hurt, considering their competition.
I wasn’t going to put this up but, why not. I put it up on SlideShare if anyone wants it It is in a 10 inch wide by 30 inch long format. It is a PDF so I don’t know how you would edit it. I made it in Microsoft Publisher.
Alcohol Facts for Youths