Thanks to the Public Health Newswire for this great interview on a topic that is crucial to keeping the number of youth who drink to a minimum. Alcohol is responsible for more than 4,700 deaths per year among youths and is the most abused drug by young people in America. The numbers might be much worse without the work of Dr. David Jernigan, Director of the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth. Jernigan and the agency, […]
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.
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]