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The Collaboration Council announces the availability of mini-grant funding to help community-based organizations deliver activities to middle and high school youth and those under age 21 that will help prevent their illegal use and abuse of alcohol, marijuana, over-the-counter, prescription and/or other drugs. Grants can range from $500 to $1,000; applicants must provide a local match (cash, in-kind) equal to 30% of the requested mini-grant amount. Applications are due November 2, 2018. This is part of the Collaboration Council led Many Voices for Smart Choices—Montgomery County Alliance to Prevent Youth Substance Abuse. Funding comes from the Montgomery County government. Click on title to download the complete details.
As a parent, you are one of the biggest influences on your child’s decision to try alcohol or other drugs. There are several effective ways to discourage your kid from trying addictive substances, and you can be the biggest source of support if your child needs help recovering from addiction.
Alcoholism is one of the leading causes of preventable death in the United States. Most people with an alcohol use disorder improve with treatment, but less than 10 percent of people with the disease receive treatment. Unfortunately, social stigma and misunderstanding of the disease prevent many people from getting assistance that can help them lead happier, healthier lives.
Adult Host Responsibility is a Maryland law that holds an adult who knowingly and intentionally allows/provides an alcoholic beverage to a person he/she knows, or reasonably should know, is under the age of 21, liable for the person served and to any other underage person for damages resulting from the host’s service of alcohol. It can even extend to adults and homeowners who are not on the premises and/or did not provide the alcohol.
Attention Students! Under-21 Alcohol Prevention Coalition presents:
STUDENT VIDEO CONTEST. Compete for cash prizes and raise awareness on one of three topics focused on preventing teen alcohol use. Deadline is January 26th. Don't miss this exciting opportunity.
Our Latest Fact Sheet on Alcohol Awareness With Maryland Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data. Learn the Facts. Talk to Your Kids.
Although rates of binge drinking declined overall among high school seniors during the study period, there was no significant change in the proportion of students who reported drinking 15 or more drinks in a row. (Source: MedPage Today, by Cole Petrochko)
Binge drinking is not just a guy thing. Women and girls do it, too. For women, four or more drinks in a short period is a binge. At the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Bob Brewer says, though, that women who binge tend to drink more than that – on average, six drinks at a time – and may binge three times, on average, in a month. (Source: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services)
College officials are concerned about the students who go out every night of the week or have dozens of drinks each month, those who occasionally drink heavily but with a lower tolerance. Alcohol is a common theme in nearly all student problems, including faltering grades, fights, injuries, suicide attempts, mental-health issues and sexual assaults. (Source: The Washington Post, by Jenna Johnson)
For four years of high school, most adults were against teen drinking. They would ground us, punish us, deactivate our cell phones and take away our car keys if they suspected kids were drinking. But after graduation, the adults I know now tell me that drinking is important for the “college experience,” observes one incoming college freshman. (Source: The Partnership at Drugfree.org by Theodore Caputi)