DON’T MISS OUT!

If you haven’t had a chance to view the new “Decisions” PSA, or you didn’t make it out to the prom assembly at Cartersville High School, NOW is your chance to see the video and attend a prom assembly! Check out the dates for the following prom assemblies near you!

Woodland High School-Wednesday April 10th at 10:00 am

Adairsville High School-Thursday April 11th at 10:00 am

Cass High School-Tuesday April 16th at 8:45 am

 

Hope to see you there! If you would like more information on the Coalition to Prevent the Misuse of Alcohol and our Mission, check us out here!

FREE Webinar: Preventing Underage Drinking Series

Register now for the next webinar in the Preventing Underage Drinking series sponsored by the federal Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking (ICCPUD). ICCPUD member agencies hosting this event are the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the Office of National Drug Control Policy, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

When:  April 17, 2013, 2:00 to 3:15 p.m. EDT

Who:  A panel of national experts on underage drinking prevention:

  • Frances M. Harding, Director of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, SAMHSA;
  • Kelli A. Komro, Ph.D., M.P.H., Professor in the Department of Health Outcomes and Policy within the College of Medicine and the Associate Director of the Institute for Child Health Policy at the University of Florida;
  • Robert F. Saltz, Ph.D., Senior Scientist for the Prevention Research Center in Berkeley, California; and
  • Richard Spoth, Ph.D., F. Wendell Miller Senior Prevention Scientist and Director of the Partnerships in Prevention Science Institute, Iowa State University.

Why:  Nearly 10 million 12- to 20-year-olds in the United States are underage drinkers. Underage drinking poses serious negative consequences for individuals, families, and communities.  This webinar series features national leaders and experts discussing the extent and nature of the problem, lessons from recent research, and evidence-based strategies for addressing underage drinking.

What:  In this webinar, national experts will expand on the “shape of the solution” to underage drinking introduced by Ms. Harding during the first webinar in the series. The discussion will focus on evidence-based strategies for preventing underage drinking that are age and culturally appropriate and address both individual and environmental factors.  Following their presentations, panelists will engage with participants in a live question-and-answer period.

Where: To find more information and to register, please visit www.stopalcoholabuse.gov.

Prom PSA Premier Night!

TONIGHT is the premier of the new prom video “Decisions!” The creation of this video was a joint venture between Bartow County EMS and The Coalition to Prevent the Misuse of Alcohol, and it encourages youth to “Rethink the Drink” and truly think through every decision they make. It will be shown at every prom assembly in Bartow County.

Tonight’s premiere is open to the public, with the exception of students, and will begin at 7 pm at Cartersville High School. Hope to see you there!

FREE WEBINAR: Policies to Improve Student Health and Safety during High Risk Times of the Year

The prom and graduation season are celebratory events that create memories for a lifetime! Unfortunately the days prior and following these events can include tragic news stories of serious injuries or deaths resulting from poor decision making by youth while under the influence of alcohol.

There are a number of successful strategies and policies that prevent youth access to alcohol and prevent underage drinking. This webinar will feature a discussion of some policy solutions being used to improve student health and safety during these high risk times of the year.

Register on line here!

Rethink the Drink!