Alcohol, safety-belt crackdown is under way

December 18, 2012 0

From the News-Sun— The Lake County Sheriff’s Office will begin its holiday-season alcohol and safety-belt crackdown on Monday, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office announced over the weekend. The 2012 Holiday “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over/Click It or Ticket” crackdown runs through New Year’s Eve. For more on the crack-down go here! Link to the Sheriff’s office is here.

Just in time for the holidays– Resources on how to talk to your kids! about underage drinking

December 17, 2012 0

Here are some samples of the resources for parents and community members that we have. They were published in newspapers throughout the county in 2008. They are still relevant today and are well worth a look! They were done in English and Spanish and were well received and widely distributed. English Version is here Spanish Version is here Estos son algunos ejemplos de los recursos para los padres y miembros de la comunidad que tenemos. […]

National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

December 12, 2012 0

December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month – a time to focus our efforts toward recognizing the risks and reducing the prevalence of drugged driving. The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) is proud to join Administrator David Strickland and the staff of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in observing National Impaired Driving Prevention Month and working to stop drugged driving all year long. Drugged driving presents a deadly risk to everyone […]

Lake County Facts from the Illinois Youth Survey

December 7, 2012 0

Nearly 20,000 middle and high school students participated in the 2012 Illinois Youth Survey (IYS) – a state wide survey with questions about drugs, nutrition and their community. 54% of Lake County municipalities were represented by 68% of the county’s middle schools and 71% of the county’s high schools. The increase in the participation rate was in large part due to the work of the Lake County Underage Drinking Prevention Task Force, the Lake County […]

December is National Substance Impaired Driving Month

November 30, 2012 0

“Have one [drink] for the road” was once a commonly used phrase in American culture. It has only been within the past 25 years that as a Nation, we have begun to recognize the dangers associated with drunk driving. December is National Substance Impaired Driving Month. Join our Federal, state, and local partners as we seek ways to engage communities and raise awareness about the dangers of driving after using drugs. For more information on […]

Holiday Reminder– Don’t Drink and Drive

November 21, 2012 0

As we kick off the holidays with Thanksgiving, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is reminding adults to plan ahead for a safe way home if they’re planning to drink alcohol during the season’s festivities. Data show that the time period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day includes some of the most dangerous days for drunk driving deaths, and the numbers are getting worse in recent years — as annual drunk driving deaths have decreased, there […]

Underage Drinking Research and Program Options

November 19, 2012 0

Developed in partnership with the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, this video highlights research on underage drinking and includes steps that communities can take to tackle this problem.

Lake County Task Force fighting teen drinking gets grant

October 9, 2012 0

A task force formed in 2006 to address the prevention of underage drinking will receive a $125,000 grant from the Office of National Drug Control Policy. The Lake County Underage Prevention Task Force is comprised of community leaders, young people, parents, teachers, religious organizations, business professionals, and law enforcement. The task force applied for the grant last year after data showed youth alcohol and prescription drug use to be a growing trend nationally, and emerging […]

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