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Underage Drinking Prevention Education Project

2017-18 VAHPERD DMV Alcohol Use Prevention Grant Video Contest

Below are videos from the winners of the 2017-18 VAHPERD DMV Alcohol Use Prevention Grant Video Contest. They will be recognized at the 2018 VAHPERD Fall Conference. Congratulations to these winners!

  • Drinking & Driving - Submitted by: Henrico County - Teacher Josh Gentry/Category-Narrative
  • Alcohol Free Is The Way to Go! Submitted by: Henrico County - Teacher Josh Gentry/Category-Narrative
  • Alcohol Free Is The Way to Go Submitted by: Greene County-Teacher Katherine C. Marshall /Category-Animation
  • Red Stains - Submitted by: Student Chandler Hood Senior Jefferson Forest High School/Category- Experimental (Note: While VAHPERD commends the artistry of this video, it illustrates very dangerous teen binge drinking behaviors and consequences and is not recommended for classroom use without being accompanied by substantial discussion to discourage underage drinking and to promote advance planning among teens for socializing that does not involve alcohol)

Video Resources for School & Community Outreach

The following video resources are recommended for high school students, students entering college, and parents and other adults in the community. These videos were selected after a review of hundreds of videos available through YouTube. We encourage you to review these videos to supplement your classroom alcohol education. 

High School Students

  •  Is It Worth It?
  • This video presents facts about consequences of drinking and current statistics while featuring stories from high school students
  • Maine Say No to Alcohol Say Yes to Life
    This video highlights high school students talking about the positive actions they choose to pursue instead of choosing alcohol and giving up on their dreams. When they say no to alcohol, they say yes to a variety of positive skills and hobbies described in the video.
  • Answers for Young Students 
    This video provides real answers for middle school students who have a misconception about alcohol in high school. High school respond with real facts and let middle school know it is not cool to drink.
  • Oregon Teens Not Drinking & Consequences 
    This video highlights youth choosing not to drink alcohol and it encourages other students to stay alcohol free. The video shares accounts from current students and promotes better decision-making.
  • Louisiana PSA (Four minute mark|
    In this video, students talk about their life without drugs or alcohol and how it is beneficial to be chemfree.
  • TOP One Decision
    This impactful short film reenacts the terrible decision to drive after drinking. The film is real and raw. It shows the all-too-common consequence of killing an innocent person and spending the rest of your life in jail.
  • Stay Alive, Don't Drink and Drive
    This video is a short, one minute film about the consequences of drinking and driving.
  • Underage Drinking What a Waste
    This video features a roundtable discussion among youth about the consequences of underage alcohol use, a compliance check, and a message from teens to their peers on getting involved in prevention.
  • Safe & Sober: Alcohol's Effect on the Teenage Brain 
    This is an animation of alcohol's effect on the brain.
  • Underage Drinking: Is it Worth It?
    In this video, students are asked: Is it worth it? Is it worth getting caught with a fake ID and risking a permanent police record? Is it worth riding in a car with a drunk driver? Is it worth risking your brain's health? Is it worth causing serious injury to someone else? Is it worth dying for?
  • Alcohol and Your Brain
    This Australian video shows a 3D representation on the effect alcohol has on your body and brain.

Students Entering College

  • Indiana Know Your Limits
    This video highlights college students talking about statistics around the drinking culture in college as well as the negative side effects of binge drinking; it also includes tips for campus health educators.
  • Did you know?
    This video presents college students who talk about the serious risks of drinking alcohol at a young age, including adults between the age of 18 and 21. The video offers concrete reasons to wait before drinking, including data about the growing brain and statistics about alcohol dependence.
  • Why Not?
    In this video, a grieving younger brother talks about the negative effects of substances and drinking underage as he recounts the day his older brother died of an alcohol overdose. In addition, other students talk about why they choose not to drink. Furthermore, the video urges merchants not to sell to minors and reminds parents never to host alcohol events for underage children.
  • Not a Minor Problem
    This video reiterates that drinking is illegal under age 21 and not just under age 18. It underlines that being an adult by law doesn't give you the right to drink.
  • Binge Drinking College Facts
    This video presents a news report with researched facts and statistics about binge drinking on campus and the terrible consequences on young lives.
  • General PSA
    This Public Service Announcement illustrates how terribly nights end when you binge drink and essentially asks: if you work so hard to look good before going out, then why trash and wreck yourself when drinking?
  • Truth about Binge Drinking
    This video presents the reality of binge drinking on campus and true stories of death and tragedy due to underage drinking and binge drinking in college.
  • Binge Drinking College
    This video presents facts about binge drinking and why it is a terrible decision. It also gives a demonstration of how much actually counts for legal limit.

Parents & Community Adults 

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