Youth of all ages can play an important role in protecting themselves, their peers and their communities by engaging in substance abuse prevention work. Two examples are Project Sticker Shock and the Think Again Campaign. The links to these programs will tell you what each program all about. You can also get involved, if you would like.
Project Sticker Shock warns would-be furnishers (people who buy and give alcohol to underage drinkers) that someone is watching. It represents a partnership between youth, retailers, concerned parents and community members, prevention professionals, and law enforcement with the goal of educating potential furnishers, raising public awareness about underage drinking, and strengthening the deterrent effect of the law against providing alcohol to minors.
Most kids don’t drink. Think Again is a public awareness media campaign (sponsored by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Substance Abuse, and Council on Children and Families) lets kids who don’t drink know that they are in the majority, no matter what some kids would like to tell them.