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The sobering truth about alcohol

Think you know about alcohol? Maybe not…

These images show functional activity levels in the brain of a healthy 15-year-old male nondrinker (left), and that of a 15-year-old male heavy drinker (right). Teens who admitted to heavy drinking showed much less brain activity (visible by the absence of red color) than the nondrinkers.

Brain imaging from a study by Dr. Susan Tapert, University of California – San Diego; study funded by NIAAA and NIDA.


Texas high school students consistently have the worst drinking habits in the country.

  • Texas is in the top 10 for 9th-12th graders alcohol use (7th) and alcohol-impaired driving (3rd).
  • 10th-highest rate of binge drinking in the U.S.
  • Nearly one in three high school students reported riding in a car with a driver who had been drinking — the highest proportion in the country.                    Source: Centers for Disease Control, 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance study

Group Of High School Students Standing In Corridor

High Schools that Watch UR BAC has conducted programs in:

  1. ACE—Angleton High School
  2. Anderson High School, Austin
  3. Athens High School
  4. Bastrop High School, Bastrop
  5. Beckville High School/Gary High School (combined)
  6. Booker T. Washington High School, Houston
  7. Bowie High School, Bowie
  8. Brenham High School, Brenham
  9. Bryan Collegiate High School, Bryan
  10. Byron Nelson High School, Trophy Club
  11. Calhoun High School, Calhoun
  12. Canyon High School, Canyon
  13. Carlisle High School
  14. Carroll High School, Corpus Christi
  15. Central Heights High School, Nacogdoches
  16. Cherokee High School
  17. Childress High School, Childress
  18. Claude High School
  19. Clear Springs High School, Clear Creek
  20. College Station High School, College Station
  21. Coppell High School
  22. Crowley High School, Crowley
  23. Debakey High school, Houston
  24. Diboll High School
  25. Dubiski High School, Grand Prairie
  26. East Benard High School, East Benard
  27. Eden High School, Eden
  28. First Baptist School, Brownsville
  29. Fredericksburg High School, Fredericksburg
  30. Ganado High School, Ganado
  31. Gilmer High School, Gilmer
  32. Gonzales High School, Gonzales
  33. Happy High School, Happy
  34. Harper High School, Harper
  35. Hawkins High School
  36. Hays High School, Buda
  37. Hempstead High School
  38. Hondo High School, Hondo
  39. Joaquin High School, Joaquin
  40. Juarez Lincoln High School, Mission
  41. Klein Oak High School
  42. La Joya ISD, McCallen
  43. La Porte High School, La Porte
  44. LaGrange High School
  45. Latexo High School, Latexo
  46. Lee High School, Houston
  47. Lindsay High School, Lindsay
  48. Longview High School
  49. Lumberton High School, Lumberton
  50. Madisonville High School, Madisonville
  51. Malakoff High School
  52. McCallum High School, Austin
  53. McCamey High School, McCamey
  54. Midway High School, Waco
  55. Milano High School, Milano
  56. Montgomery High School, Montgomery
  57. Nederland High School, Nederland
  58. Nocona High School, Nocona
  59. Normangee High School
  60. Northwest High School, Justin
  61. Paint Rock High School, Paint Rock
  62. Phoenix Learning Center, San Marcos
  63. Pine Tree High School, Longview
  64. Quitman High School
  65. Rains High School
  66. Randal High School, Amarillo
  67. Rankin High School, Rankin
  68. Rudder High School, Bryan
  69. Saint Jo High School
  70. San Marcos High School, San Marcos
  71. Sharpstown High School, Houston
  72. Silverton High School, Silverton
  73. Snook High School, Snook
  74. South Grand Prairie High School
  75. Splendora High School
  76. Spring Hill High School, Longview
  77. Spurger High School
  78. Stephenville High School, Stephenville
  79. Thrall High School
  80. Tivy High School, Kerrville
  81. Trinidad High School
  82. Vernon High School
  83. Victory Place at Coppell, Coppell
  84. Waller High School, Waller
  85. Weimar High School, Weimar
  86. West Brook High School, Beaumont
  87. Winona High School, Winona


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