Thinking Under the Influence

Thinking Under the Influence

Because of the pressures of anti-gay and anti-transgender discrimination, LGBT young people in Wisconsin begin drinking at a younger age and engage in more binge drinking than their heterosexual peers.

Thinking Under the Influence is an alcohol-reduction program that gives LGBT people knowledge and skills to reduce the risks associated with using alcohol. The program also teaches young people about how the entire LGBT community is affected by alcohol.

Thinking Under the Influence uses an evidence-based curriculum that is administered at schools and community centers to groups of youth.  The program teaches participants about the mechanics of alcohol on the body and brain and gives them strategies to deal with social situations where alcohol is present.  The program also engages Youth Health Promoters who are trained to talk with peers individually about alcohol use and risk reduction strategies.

To learn more about Thinking Under the Influence, contact , Thinking Under the Influence Program Coordinator.