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Most store and restaurant owners are regularly trained to stay current on laws and penalties, but many store employees have not attended any formalized training.  Statistics from the VT Department of Liquor Control (DLC) show the store employees who attend a training session taught by the DLC pass alcohol & tobacco compliance checks at higher rates (96%) than staff who are trained in-house by a store manager or are not trained at all (30%).  (The statistics for employees trained in-house by a store employee are the same as employees who have never been trained!)

Adults who had first used alcohol before age 15 are five times as likely to be dependent on alcohol as adults who first used at age 21 or older.In fact, more than one-quarter (2.0 million) of alcohol-dependent adults, age 21 or older, first used alcohol before age 14.2  About eighty percent, 5.5 million, first used before they were age 18.  Ninety-five percent, 6.6 million, first used before age 21.3

1 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2005). Results from the 2004 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: National Findings (NSDUH Series H-25), DHHS Publication No. SMA-05-4062, Rockville, MD.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2005). Results from the 2004 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: National Findings (NSDUH Series H-25), DHHS Publication No. SMA-05-4062, Rockville, MD.

3 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2005). Results from the 2004 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: National Findings (NSDUH Series H-25), DHHS Publication No. SMA-05-4062, Rockville, MD.


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