POY Teen Handbook - English

Alexis’ Story, 17, Texas Alexis was celebrating her 17th birthday with five friends at one of their homes, and the friend’s parents were out of town. As they all slept, a fire started in the home. Alexis’ mom was told that alcohol was a key factor as to why no one made it out alive.

Casey’s Story, 18, Wyoming Casey, was a senior, on the wrestling team, played football and sang in the choir. He and his friends bought some liquor from a store known for not checking IDs. They thought it would be fun to see how much one person could chug – that person was Casey. The next day, he was dead from alcohol poisioning.


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