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Advocates Meeting, January 2018


The Be Bothered Movement was created by youth and caring adults working to prevent underage drinking and marijuana use in Sacramento County. Together we are reshaping how our community views underage drinking and marijuana use.

Why should you care?

  • Underage drinking is a big problem in Sacramento County, with 43% of youth reporting use starting in the 9th grade.

  • Alcohol and marijuana damages young people's growing brains.

  • Youth who drink are five times more likely to become addicted as adults.

  • Alcohol and marijuana use lead to other drug use.

  • Youth who drink are more likely to engage in risky behavior, like having unprotected sex or drunk driving.

  • Kids who use marijuana regularly can decrease their IQ . Changes can be permanent, since the human brain develops until 25 years old.

Be Bothered Movement is connected to a number of other efforts in Sacramento County, California and the United States. These include:

Staffing and coordination for Be Bothered Movement is provided by Center for Collaborative Planning, Public Health Institute.

We believe all youth should have an alcohol and drug free environment.

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