Shocking statistics on underage and youth binge drinking
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health is now available! Keeping up with the most recent statistics on underage and youth binge drinking is imperative for taking a proactive approach in preventing the problem. Listed below are some highlights pertaining…..
Why should governments care about reducing underage and youth binge drinking?
An elected or public official assumes a very important and unique leadership role within a community. With that role comes responsibility to protect public health, safety and overall quality of life. Underage and youth binge drinking contributes significantly to crime, violence and a variety of poor social, health, education and…..
It takes a community to teach prevention
October 23-31 is Red Ribbon Week, a week dedicated for, “People and communities to unite and take a visible stand against drugs.” People all across the nation have been displaying Red Ribbons as a symbol of intolerance towards the use of drugs for 27 years. This year make sure you sign the pledge…..
Share Pictures of Your Drug-Free Life and Be a Winner
This year, Red Ribbon Week, the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation reaching millions of young people, runs from Oct. 23-31. The national, overall theme for 2014 is “Love yourself. Be drug free.” To highlight the amazing moments drug-free teens live everyday, the Cobb Alcohol Taskforce is…..
Public Safety Appreciation Continues at October General Meeting
The Cobb Alcohol Taskforce recognized law enforcement teams and partners at the CAT Coalition General Meeting on Oct. 14 in Marietta. CAT held the meeting following a week of activities for National Public Safety Appreciation Week. Kennesaw Chief of Police, Bill Westenberger, was this month’s guest speaker, covering the topic…..