Alcohol: A Multigenerational Issue
Underage drinking has been a topic of concern for generations. In Clinton the numbers of teens drinking is rising slightly in the last couple of years. Alcohol is accessible, “legal”, and seen by many as a tolerable “rite of passage” for youth. While the majority of Clinton parents do not give alcohol to their children, some do or simply look away when it is present.
Perception of harm of use of alcohol is decreasing. This is concerning!
Only 65.5% of 7-12 graders in Clinton report that they think use of alcohol could harm them. This is an indicator that we could see an increase in use of alcohol for the future.