The Angelina County Drug-Free All Stars completed their annual event, Project Sticker Shock. This year, the 57 Drug-Free All Stars visited 18 grocery and convenience stores throughout Angelina County. The goal of Project Sticker Shock is to make the community aware of the dangers of underage drinking and the consequences of purchasing alcohol for minors. Possible consequences for purchasing alcohol for minors include: one year in jail, a $4,000 fine, and a suspended driver’s license for 6 months.
Teens who start drinking before the age of 15 are four times more likely to develop dependence later in life than those who wait to drink until the age of 21 or older. Heavy drinking during adolescence impairs brain development and growth. With Spring Break and other end-of-school-year events approaching, the Drug-Free All Stars want everyone in the community to be aware of the consequences of underage drinking and adults buying alcohol for minors.
The Coalition, Inc. and the Drug-Free All Stars would like to thank Brookshire Brothers, La Michoacana Meat Market, Hernandez Grocery, Big’s convenience stores, and Coleman’s convenience store for participating in this year’s Project Sticker Shock. For more information on Project Sticker Shock, underage drinking, or the Drug-Free All Stars please contact Abby Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org.