Q&A with David Jernigan on underage drinking prevention

December 26, 2012 0

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, […]

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. […]

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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