NEW YORK, May 22, 2013 — /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While many parents may think that allowing their teens and their teens' friends to drink at home under adult supervision keeps kids safe and leads to healthier attitudes about drinking, the truth is that there are serious negative consequences for both parents and teens. The Partnership at Drugfree.org and The Treatment Research Institute (TRI) today announced the launch of a new, interactive web resource for parents and caregivers to help inform them about one of those negative consequences: parents' legal liabilities if they serve alcohol to teens.More
“I don’t need to tell you that alcohol use by young people is dangerous,” said Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Administrator Robert Listenbee at a webinar held this week by the Interagency Coordination Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking (ICCPUD.)More
The earlier a person starts drinking, the greater the chance he or she will consume more alcohol later in life, according to a new study of humans and rats. People who start drinking during puberty consume more alcohol later in life than those who start drinking later.More
Help sponsor this incredibly successful event that creates community-based recreation and enrichment activities that focus on family bonding and substance abuse prevention and education.More
Made for Teens. Meant for Change. The Idaho Youth Summit is designed for today’s youth. It’s where inspiration, motivation, activism, and change begin. The Idaho Youth Summit is an educational event of Idaho Drug Free Youth. It’s where teenagers become leaders, encouragers, activists, and advocates for all things healthy and drug-free.More
Join us for our 2nd Annual Walk/Run Like MADD Event! People will come from all around the state on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at Veterans Memorial Park in Boise to support our life saving mission. The event brings families, friends, and co-workers together in hopes of eliminating impaired driving, supporting victims of this violent crime, and preventing underage drinking. Funds raised through Walk Like MADD event support MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving® and support victims state-wide. Whether you decide to Walk in memory of a lost loved one, volunteer the day of the event or stop by to show support and cheer on the walkers and runners, MADD needs YOU!More
We are proud to announce the creation of the PREVENTION IDAHO FOUNDATION, our very own public-private partnership in coordination with Idaho Office of Drug Policy and the State Prevention Partnership.
Foundational Purpose: "Idaho seeks to raise awareness of and promote action on preventing and reducing the illicit use and misuse of drugs and alcohol with a unified, committed effort among state, federal, and local agencies, civic groups, and businesses and assist communities in addressing this important public health and safety concern."
With the Prevention Idaho Foundation in place, the Office of Drug Policy and State Prevention Partnership are very excited to move forward with our business approach to Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention.
The McClain Companies helped us execute a "presentation plan" and "go-to-market strategy" for a campaign surrounding the internal and external communications and marketing of a statewide program targeting parents and kids. This program will motivate and teach best practices as it relates to alcohol and drug abuse.