Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Information

Alcohol and illegal drug consumption causes a number of changes in behavior and physiology, posing a significant threat to the health and welfare of our nation's citizens. Even minor usage can impair judgment, coordination, and abstract mental functioning.

Statistics show that the vast majority of violent behaviors (including acquaintance rape, vandalism and assaults) involve alcohol and/or drug use. Additionally, continued use stresses social relationships and may lead to dependency, which often causes permanent damage to vital organs and is counterproductive to a healthy lifestyle.