ALCOHOL

is the most widely used substance of abuse among young adults.

5000

5,000 people under age 21 die each year from alcohol-related car crashes, homicides, suicides, alcohol poisoning, and other injuries such as falls, burns, and drowning.

YOUNG PEOPLE WHO DRINK ARE MORE LIKELY TO...

Be sexually active and to have unsafe, unprotected sex

Commit violent crimes

Be involved in a fight

Use other drugs

Fail at school

Experience verbal, physical, or sexual violence

Roughly four out of five college students drink alcohol, and of those, half binge drink, often to the point of blackouts.

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5x

Those who start drinking before the age of 15 are five times more likely to become alcoholics than those who begin after age 21.

Keep in mind

$249 BILLION

Excessive drinking cost the U.S. $249 billion in 2010.

88,000 DEATHS
2.5 MILLION YEARS

Excessive alcohol use led to approximately 88,000 deaths and 2.5 million years of potential life lost each year.

23.5 MILLION

23.5 million Americans are addicted to alcohol and drugs. That’s approximately one in every 10 Americans over the age of 12.

But in the midst of these sobering numbers, there is some good news:

The Fontaine Model is changing the outcomes of teenage and underage drinking by giving them the tools and training to consistently make better decisions around alcohol. The John Fontaine, Jr. Charity was established in 2016 to expand upon the successes of the Fontaine Model.

How the John Fontaine, Jr. Charity is saving lives and changing futures.