Quick Facts

Vernon Statistics 

  • 32% of Vernon youth drink alcohol
  • 14.6% of Vernon youth binge drink (5+ drinks in one sitting) alcohol
  • 78.8%  of Vernon youth perceive alcohol to be a great risk
  • 89.6% of Vernon youth believe their parents would disapprove of them drinking alcohol
  • 68.7% of Vernon youth believe their friends would disapprove of drinking alcohol
  • 50.2% of Vernon youth believe it is easy to access alcohol

ERASE Student Substance Use and Related Behavior Survey 2017

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.

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