Safe Drinking

Underage drinking by persons under the age of 21 years is a major health problem throughout our Country. Alcohol is the most commonly used and abused drug among youth in the United States, more than tobacco and illicit drugs.

Alcohol (aka: booze, brew, hooch, moonshine, and drink) is a depressant derived from the natural fermentation of fruits, vegetables and grains. These are brewed and distilled into a wide range of beverages with various alcohol contents.








Talk. They Hear You



If you don't talk about it, you're still saying something.

Parents who do not discourage underage drinking may have an indirect influence on their children's alcohol use.



Safe Drinking Programs

Alcohol travels through your bloodstream and damages your brain, stomach, liver, kidneys and muscles. As a teenager, your body is still developing, so damage done to it now will affect the rest of your life. In addition, statistics show that more teens are killed by alcohol than by all illegal drugs combined. Learn to prevent underage drinking today!

Youth from over the county participate in a project to warn consumers of the consequences that come with providing alcohol to minors, by putting stickers on multi-packs of alcohol.

Hungry Howie's Hasting's Owners, Toni and Linsey partner with SATF to allow prevention flyers to adorn the top of each pizza box in Barry County. These flyers showcase community prevention messages to encourage youth leadership, smoking prevention, and the education to parents on how crucial it is to speak to today's youth; whether that youth is your child, friend, or neighbor about substance abuse prevention.


Law enforcement officers work with youth, who are under 21 years of age, to ensure that local stores are not selling alcohol to minors. Youth try to purchase alcohol from local retailers. 93% of vendors in Barry County do not sell to minors. The SATF works with retailers to provide them with TIPSĀ® training.