Keeping kids safe from alcohol is everyone’s job.
Oklahoma is a great place to raise a family. That’s because we care about community: We’re looking out for our neighbors’ families, not just our own. Because that’s the kind of people we are.
Underage drinking hurts kids — there’s no two ways about it.
- 40% of Oklahoma high school students are current drinkers, with 20% having their first drink before age 13. (YRBS, 2009)
- Most Oklahoma teens report getting alcohol from “social sources” – friends, family, and other people.
- Underage drinking cost the citizens of Oklahoma $831 million in 2010 in youth violence/injury, traffic crashes, property crime, and other consequences. (PIRE, 2011)
- In 2009, kids under 21 consumed 20% of all alcohol sold in Oklahoma. (PIRE, 2011)
And in a community like ours, it’s our responsibility to make sure these things don’t happen to any kid.