Alexandria Educates About the Dangers of Buying Alcohol for Minors

A survey of the Northern Virginia area shows that many underage youth can obtain alcohol from adults-whether it is from their parents or strangers who agree to buy alcohol for them.

Teams of adults and youth from Northern Virginia have now joined together to launch the first regional Sticker Shock campaign. The Sticker Shock campaign is part of the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria (SAPCA)’s efforts to educate adults who might be tempted to purchase alcohol legally and provide it to minors.

Groups of youth and adults have visited more than 100 Northern Virginia stores to place “warning” stickers on multi-packs of wine coolers, beer, and other alcohol products. The stickers highlight the penalties for furnishing alcohol to minors.

Click here to learn more about the program.


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