1st SYMPOSIUM: Jan.29'18 AT THE HOLIDAY INN CONVENTION CTR Managua, Nic.@6 pm Help Spread awareness on underage drinking. Underage drinking is a serious public health problem in the USA and Latin America. Alcohol is the most widely used substance of abuse among America's youth, and drinking by young people poses enormous health and safety risks. ASAP for youth will launch a peer to peer action campaign that raises awareness among teens and parents about the risks of underage drinking.
In the U.S. & other countries, underage drinking is a widespread problem with often serious consequences. Young people who drink are more likely to be the victims of violent crime, to be involved in alcohol-related traffic accidents, and to have depression and anxiety. Drinking at a young age increases the risk of developing alcohol problems later in life. Drinking is more harmful to teens than adults 'cause their brains are still developing throughout adolescence and well into young adulthood.
ASAP mission is to create a clear community consensus that underage drinking is illegal, unhealthy and unacceptable. ASAP will create family-based prevention programs that will enhance family bonding and relationships and include parenting skills; practice in developing, discussing, and enforcing family policies on alcohol abuse. We will offer Symposiums in the community with amazing speakers who will present information on the danger of alcohol consumption among kids and teens.
The project will educate the community about the effects alcohol has and the consequences of alcohol consumption among kids and teens. Educating the parents and their kids will help with prevention of alcohol drinking among kids. We will help teens make positive choices and have healthy attitude on the road to adulthood.