Why Stay Dry?

It could save you a lot of time and money. For example, if you are caught with a fake ID, you can be forced to pay a $500 fine and spend six months in jail.

Drinking often leads to felonies. Your crime is considered a felony if it is the third DUI on your record, or if you are the intoxicated driver in a wreck that causes death or disfigurement to another individual. Manufacturing, selling, possessing, or using a fake ID can stay on your permanent record and also become a felony.

A felony conviction can cost you many of your constitutional rights...

Right to vote
Right to own a gun
Right to run for public office

The following job opportunities are no longer an option:

• Doctor
• Dentist
• Lawyer
• Engineer
• Realtor
• Stock broker
• Architect
• Private detective
• Pharmacist
• Physical therapist
• School teacher
• Barber
• Funeral director
• Military service

You can also never get a job where you are required to be licensed or bonded, or at the city, county, state, or federal government.

Just like smoking, drinking can have harmful secondhand effects. Secondhand effects of drinking too much include missing class, car accidents, assault, date rape, injury, and even death.

Keep your friends safe! If you know a friend has had too much to drink, watch out for signs of alcohol poisoning:
• Passing Out
• Vomiting
• Seizures
• Irregular Breathing
• Confusion
• Pale Skin

Never leave a friend who has passed out. Make sure to stay with them and call 911 - your friend could be dead in minutes.


** Did you know? Statistics and information were taken from Brian Peace and FA 2009 CORE at Mississippi State University, Jerome Kolbo, evaluator for the Stay Dry! Mississippi Coaltion of Partners in Prevention Grant, the Jacksonville State University Peer Educator Coordinator Team, and Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS). The Stay Dry! Coalition would like to recognize these individuals and organizations for their efforts.