The Problem

A significant body of evidence has identified four underlying community conditions contributing to the problem of underage and youth binge drinking.

Alcohol causes more harm for youth than all illegal drugs, combined!

Underage and youth binge drinking are contributing factors to public health, safety and quality of life indicators such as; injury, disease, crime, poor education outcomes and workforce performance.

Costs attributable to underage drinking alone total an estimated $3.1 million annually, for Cobb County individuals, governments and businesses.

Before the Cobb Alcohol Taskforce, there was no comprehensive coordinated effort to address underage and youth binge drinking in Cobb County.

Citizens must be mobilized for change on alcohol – everyone shares in a collective responsibility!

Comm. JoAnn Birrell

Dr. Jack Kennedy

Judge Juanita Stedman

Dep. Chief Ron Storey