Welcome to the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) Did You Know website. This website is presented by DBHDD to educate people, particularly parents and youth, about alcohol and drug abuse, how to avoid it, and how to get help for it. There is also a section concerning Driving Under the Influence (DUI) that provides important information on the laws, the consequences, and the costs associated with DUI.
Underage drinking is a serious problem in Georgia.
- More than 150 of Georgia’s youth die each year from alcohol-related causes.
- Alcohol use can cause brain damage in youth.
- Currently, we are running 30 second public service ads in theaters all over the state urging Georgians to take this huge problem seriously. Click here to view the PSA.