Data collected by the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) indicate that since the adoption of I-1183:
- Pro-alcohol attitudes among youth increased significantly;
- Perceived access to alcohol among youth increased;
- Emergency department visits for alcohol-related conditions significantly increased among minors;
- In King County during the first 16 months post-privatization, emergency departments reported an estimated additional 5,500 visits for alcohol-related conditions;
- Our state has more than 1,000 new places to buy liquor;
- Theft of liquor, including theft by minors, increased.
The report from DBHR was followed by compelling testimony from people working with youth in local communities about what they see happening.