Underage drinking program to visit Sussex Central Thursday

GEORGETOWN – A campaign targeting underage drinking comes to Sussex county Thursday afternoon with a program at Sussex Central High School.

One of three programs on April 23 in the Department of Health and Social Services’ statewide Underage and Binge Drinking Prevention Campaign, the event at Sussex Central will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the school auditorium.

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A statewide campaign targeting underage drinking will visit Sussex Central High School this Thursday, April 23.


Speakers and presenters include DHSS Secretary Rita Landgraf, a young person in recovery and a school official.

The new campaign, aimed at young people age 12-25, is an extension of DHSS’ existing “Underage? Understand. Don’t Drink!” Campaign, and will feature separate messaging for underage drinking prevention (ages 12-20), including adults that influence them, and binge drinking (up to age 25).

Sessions are also slated Thursday in Wilmington and Smyrna.

At each session, students will be engaged in the presentation and will have the opportunity to ask questions.

The campaign will include billboard, bus, print, radio, online and social media marketing and in-school and in-store messaging.

New messages will be added to www.HelpIsHereDE.com, DHSS’ website for addiction prevention, treatment and recovery information and resources.

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