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What influence does my community have regarding underage alcohol and drug use?


  • Content and placement of advertising (billboards, newspaper, radio)

  • Sponsorship of community-wide family oriented events

  • Variety of alcohol free alternatives at community events and festivals

  • Clear expectations of alcohol retailers for compliance of laws and ordinances

  • Reduce high risk drinking promotions

  • Support alcohol free and drug free activities

  • Educate youth and community members about the health risks and other consequences associated with underage drinking.

  • Encourage enforcement of alcohol and drug use laws and ordinances

Alcohol is a key contributing factor in the four leading causes of death among those under the age of 21. These include:

  • Traffic crashes

  • Accidents

  • Homicides

  • Suicides

Together, letís MAKE A DIFFERENCE!


Parents Matter Coalition of Pierre/Fort Pierre
800 E. Dakota
Avera/St. Mary's Hospital
Pierre, SD 57501
(605)224-3189 or (605) 222-0638
Fax: (605) 224-8339
parentsmatter@pie.midco.net

Paid for in part by: SD Office of Highway Safety and Strategic Prevention Framework - State Incentive Grant

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