Too much, Too fast: The essence of Binge Drinking and Teens

Too much, too fast. That is the essence of binge drinking.

According to the Indiana Youth Services Association (IYSA), most alcohol-related deaths among teens are not caused by driving while under the influence, but by falls, homicides, suicides and alcohol poisoning.

In preparation for spring break, make sure the youth in your life, from children to college-aged, know about Indiana’s Lifeline Law.

Created in 2012 and amended in 2014, the Lifeline Law gives immunity from arrest and prosecution to underage drinkers who need medical assistance for themselves or others. The law also provides immunity for teens who are witnesses to or victims of a crime and need to call 911 for help.

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