Powdered alcohol poses a serious public health threat, especially to youth.
Almost 40 states have banned powdered alcohol.
Texas should be next.
CONCEALABLE. Backpacks, purses, and other small bags
can hide hundreds of packets.
EASILY MISUSED. Sprinkling it on food, snorting it, adding it to alcoholic beverages, or using multiple packets in one drink can
lead quickly to overconsumption and risk for alcohol poisoning.
APPEALING TO YOUTH. Packaging and flavors are highly attractive to young people.
1. Educate others on this issue. Download shareable infographic here.
ONE BACKPACK COULD CONCEAL HUNDREDS OF SHOTS OF ALCOHOL
Image courtesy of Scott Webb
TEXANS STANDING TALL
Texans Standing Tall is the statewide coalition working to support and create healthier and safer communities for our youth. Our vision is to make alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs irrelevant in the lives of youth. We consist of community coalitions, individual adults and youth, state agencies, education and prevention agencies, advocacy groups, service and faith organizations, businesses, law enforcement and other organizations. For more information, contact us at tst@TexansStandingTall.org or 512-442-7501.