Project Sticker Shock

 Project Sticker Shock from the office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services focuses on the prevention of youth access and use of alcohol. Throughout the state youth go to local stores where alcohol is sold and put bright orange stickers onto various cases of multi-packs of beer, alco-pops, and other alcohol products that appeal to underage drinkers. The stickers are there to remind the buyer that furnishing alcohol to minors comes with some hefty consequences.

This past December, our local youth (with help of the Pittsfield Police Department, Somerset County Sheriff's Departmant and Newport Police Department) took on the challenge of putting stickers on as many products as possible at different three local businesses.  Although the stickers only last a few weeks, the conversations that they produce will last much longer.
Members of the Nokomis Regional High School Key Club at Bear's One Stop in Newport, Maine. 

Members of the Warsaw Middle School particpate in the Sticker Shock Program with Pittsfield Police Officer, Mike Cray, at Bud's Shop-n-Save.