Binge drinking is not often recognized as a women’s-specific health problem, but nearly 14 million U.S. women binge drink about three times a month, and consume an average of six drinks per binge, according to a Vital Signs report released this week from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report highlights how binge drinking puts women at increased risk for many health problems such as breast cancer, sexually transmitted diseases, heart disease, and […]
Underage drinking prevention and education have always been a priority at the Liquor Commission, as best exemplified by its Don’t Be Sorry public awareness campaign. Coming this spring, these efforts will see a renewed focus through the unveiling of a new statewide activity designed specifically by the teens themselves. “While our Don’t Be Sorry program has been a great success, we are constantly looking for ways to improve its delivery,” says ILCC Education Manager Ted […]
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, […]
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. […]
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 […]