SAMHSA encourages the strategic use of infographics when the message is more visual in nature and requires more than text, data or charts to communicate successfully to the target audience.
Infographics (Information Graphics) are visual representations of data, information or knowledge that tell a story through visual communication. Download the full images using the thumbnails below or link to the individual Infographics on your websites, social network profiles, and blogs.
This JPEG file can be used on websites. Click on the thumbnail image to open the full size image viewer. Right click on the image to save it or use the associated embed code in your HTML.
It is Never Too Early to Start Talking About Underage Drinking
In the United States, more than 20% of youth begin drinking before age 13. Among 12- to 14-year-olds, 92% consume alcohol in the form of binge drinking. For high school seniors, more than 90% say that access to alcohol is easy. Parents should talk to their children early and often about the dangers of alcohol. They have the power to prevent underage drinking.
Know the Facts About Underage Binge Drinking
Underage drinkers tend to drink less often than adults, but when they do drink, their drinking is heavier. Underage drinkers on average consume 5 drinks per occasion, 5 times a month. When asked about the last time they drank, 23% of underage drinkers said they had 1 drink, 24.3% had 3 or 4 drinks, and 24% had 5 to 8 drinks. Parents have the power to prevent underage drinking and should talk to their children early and often about the dangers of alcohol.
Protect your unborn baby. Don’t drink alcohol when you’re pregnant.
One in five pregnant women report drinking alcohol during early pregnancy. Drinking alcohol during pregnancy may put your baby at risk for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Effects of FASD on a baby can include physical impairments, learning disabilities and behavioral symptoms and FASD is 100% preventable. If you are pregnant or could be pregnant, don’t drink.