Quick Facts

Vernon Statistics (Grades 6-12)

  • 19% of Vernon youth drink alcohol
  • 3% of Vernon youth binge drink (4+ drinks in one sitting) alcohol
  • 79%  of Vernon youth perceive alcohol to be a great risk
  • 91 % of Vernon youth believe their parents would disapprove of them drinking alcohol
  • 73% of Vernon youth believe their friends would disapprove of drinking alcohol
  • 13.4  Average age of first use of alcohol
  • 40% of Vernon youth believe it is easy to access alcohol


Alcohol 101

  • Alcohol slows down the part of the brain that is responsible for coordination, reaction time, clear thinking, judgement, and can also impair vision
  • 12 oz beer (5%), 5 oz wine (12%), 1.5 oz of spirits (40%; gin, rum, tequila, vodka, whiskey, etc.) all contain the same amount of alcohol
  • The only way to become sober is time. Taking a cold shower or drinking coffee does not make you sober faster.


Source:  2021 Vernon Youth Voices Count Survey Results 

Revised November 2021

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