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Healthy Community Coalition Raises Awareness About Minimum Drinking Age

Drinking Age

By Press Release

WILDWOOD – Aug. 18, the Cape May County Healthy Community Coalition, a community initiative of Cape Assist, held their fourth “Sticker Shock” Event in West Cape May. They partnered with Sunset Liquors, located at 106 Sunset Blvd, West Cape May.  Youth, store staff and coalition members rallied together to raise public awareness about the minimum drinking age law by placing stickers on multi-packs of beer and wine coolers. The sticker reads: “Think Twice! It’s not your call. It’s the law,” reminding adults that it is illegal to purchase alcohol for anyone under 21.  
Alcohol has been identified as the #1 drug of choice among youth, and according to our youth, one of the easiest to get. SAMHSA (the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) reports that adults who had their first drink before the age of 15 were 7 times more likely to experience alcohol problems than those who had not started drinking before the age of 21.
With that in mind, Sunset Liquors & The Coalition are working together to create a safer, healthier lifestyle for our children by taking a proactive stand against underage drinking and its related problems.
“The Sticker Shock environmental strategy seems to be creating more awareness among parents and older peers” said Kim Mounce, Senior Coalition Coordinator, “This is the fourth event this year and we hope to continue through 2018.”
For more information or if you would like to join the Coalition, call Kim, at Cape Assist 609-522-5960 or email kim@capeassist.org

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