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Thank you

On behalf of the Palm Beach County Behavioral Health Coalition’s Underage Drinking taskforce, we would like to thank you for your interest in keeping our kids safe and sober. 
Two of the major problems we face when trying to reduce underage drinking in Palm Beach County  are: Easy access to alcohol and attitudes and beliefs of teens and adults. 
The 877 MEANS 21 tip line was set up to help our community overcome both of these obstacles. By  reporting anyone who buys for, sells to or provides alcohol to those under 21, we are send a message to the community that underage drinking and the costly consequences that come with it will not be tolerated.

Did you know that alcohol kills more teens than ALL other drugs combined?  So where are
the kids getting the alcohol? A recent survey tells us what High School Drinkers reported:
· 9.9% bought it themselves from a store
· 35.9% had someone just give it to them
· 12.9% had someone buy it for them
· 8% bought it at a club or bar
· 11.6% took it from a Family member
· 3.5% bought at a public event


And where are they drinking?

· At another person’s home (36.1%)
· Their own home (35.8%)
· Restaurant, bar or club (10.6%)
· Public Place (4.3%)

If you allowing underage drinking in your home, you are not only breaking the law, but doing
damage to the developing brain of your child and his or her friends. Check out
NotMyHouse.org for more information


By reporting a store who is selling alcohol to those under 21 or reporting a person buying alcohol for those under 21 or a party where under aged drinkers are present, you are helping keep our community safe and may just be saving a young person's life.

8.3 out of 10 Palm Beach County Teens are alcohol free!

For more information on drug and alcohol prevention or tips on how to throw an alcohol free party, please visit the Coalition main web site at PBCBHC.org