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Alcohol Awareness Month Proclamation
We are pleased that the Erie County Legislature in conjunction with The Council recognizes April as Alcohol Awareness Month. Alcohol is still a gateway drug for young people and its use continues to devastate families and communities. Please take a moment to talk to your loved ones this month about the dangers of alcohol consumption.
STATE OF NEW YORK
LEGISLATURE OF ERIE COUNTY, BUFFALO, N.Y, MARCH 17TH, 2016, A.D.
I HEREBY CERTIFY THAT at a regular session of the Legislature of Erie County held in the County Hall, in the City of Buffalo, on the 17th day of March, 2016 A.D., a resolution was adopted, of which the following is a true copy:
WHEREAS, alcohol is a primary factor in the four leading causes of death for young persons ages10-21; and
WHEREAS, almost 100,000 persons die each year from alcohol-related causes: drinking and driving crashes, other accidents, falls, fires, alcohol-related homicides and suicides; and,
WHEREAS, currently there are approximately 15 million people in the United States who are dependent on alcohol; and,
WHEREAS, adolescents use alcohol more than tobacco or illicit drugs, and, on average, begin drinking at 13.1 years of age; and,
WHEREAS, young people who begin drinking before age 15 are four times more likely to develop alcohol dependence than those who begin drinking at age 21; and
WHEREAS, alcohol abuse is linked to as many as two-thirds of all sexual assaults and date rapes; and,
WHEREAS, alcohol abuse is a major factor in unprotected sex, increasing risk of contracting HIV or other transmitted diseases; and,
WHEREAS, the typical American will see 100,000 beer commercials before he or she turns 18 ( that is more than for sneakers, gum and jeans combined).
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Erie County Legislature pauses in it’s deliberation to recognize April as Alcohol Awareness Month in conjunction with the Erie County Council for the Prevention of Alcohol and Substance Abuse.
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