Substance Abuse Prevention

Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention

Underage Drinking Prevention


Underage drinking can result in both tragic consequences that make headlines and other destructive outcomes that don't - including impaired brain development, higher rates of alcohol dependence, and increased risk of sexual assault. It is alarming that every week, a Shasta County teen visits the emergency room for an alcohol-related reason.

Shasta County's Underage Drinking Prevention campaign offers a variety of resources for parents and other involved community members to become more knowledgeable about the consequences of underage drinking. Teens model their actions and attitudes after their parents. They look to adults to set rules and expectations about alcohol. The Underage Drinking Prevention campaign provides helpful tools and strategies for families, teachers and community leaders to discuss this important issue and develop a plan that will reduce teens' exposure to alcohol.

To learn more about underage drinking prevention, visit