Monday, March 1, 2010

Underage drinking decreases in Orleans County

GCASA has provided prevention services in Orleans County since 1999. Three years ago GCASA helped develop a county wide coalition which is called Orleans United Against Substance Abuse. While only three years old, the coalition is already seeing some encouraging changes in the rate of underage drinking.

The rate for 30-day use of alcohol has decreased from 28.9% in 2005 to 21.8% in 2007. Binge drinking rates have decreased from 15.7% in 2005 to 14.1% in 2007.

GCASA is proud of the work it and its partners have done to impact in a positive way underage drinking.

Thanks to Shannon Ford, CPP, for compiling this data.

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