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“Project Sticker Shock” Targets Underage Drinking

The River Edge Prevention Department staff are joining with local law enforcement and area youth to create a safer, healthier lifestyle in order to combat Macon’s growing problem of underage drinking.

Alcohol has been identified as the #1 drug of choice among youth, and according to our youth, one of the easiest to get.  River Edge Behavioral Health Center is participating in "Project Sticker Shock," a nation-wide youth initiative, to educate the public and change attitudes about selling and serving alcohol to anyone under 21.

Local youth in the Macon-Bibb County area will be working with Thunderbird Package Store to spread "Sticker Shock" waves throughout Macon by placing stickers on cases of beer.  The Sticker spells out a strong reminder: "Providing alcohol to persons under 21 years of age is illegal in the State of Georgia.  Punishable by a fine up to $1,000 and up to 12 months in jail!”  "Project Sticker Shock" will kick off at Thunderbird Package Store located at 2585 Emery Hwy on April 22 at 5:30 p.m.