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[ME] Local restaurants, stores attend training to prevent underage drinking

August 16, 2017 - 7:00am
In Lincoln County, Healthy Lincoln County and the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department offered responsible beverage service training to local stores and restaurants.

[CA] Tulare embraces 'We Don't Serve Teens' alcohol campaign

August 7, 2017 - 7:00am
Over 600 merchants in Tulare County participated in the "We Don't Serve Teens" campaign. The campaign aims to reduce the accessibility of alcohol to youth and encourage responsible retail practices.

[NY] Town hall meeting to focus on substance abuse issues in NT

July 31, 2017 - 7:00am
The Community Health Alliance of North Tonawanda will hold its third annual meeting to discuss substance abuse and underage drinking, on July 31.

[VA] Arlington County Police Department to launch new initiative aimed at reducing alcohol-related harm

July 31, 2017 - 7:00am
The Arlington County Police Department will launch the Arlington Restaurant Initiative which will focus on responsible beverage service and empowering restaurant staff to help prevent underage drinking.

[FL] City talks underage drinking, citations in place of arrests

July 31, 2017 - 7:00am
Gainseville law enforcement and city officials are in the process of finding new ways to reduce underage drinking the college town.

Binge Drinking Rates Dropping on College Campuses

July 31, 2017 - 7:00am
According to an analysis from NIAAA, between 1999 and 2015, binge drinking rates among college students are trending downwards.

[PA] Albright College Receives Grant to Combat Underage, Dangerous Drinking

July 25, 2017 - 7:00am
Albright College will use a $40,000 grant to hold education and training programs and increase patrols, in an effort to prevent underage drinking.

[CT] Response to underage drinking evolving in Darien

July 19, 2017 - 7:00am
After a number of injuries and deaths related to underage drinking, Darien is shifting how it works to prevent underage drinking.

[MN] New underage drinking rule on Lake Minnetonka holds boat owners, operators responsible

July 19, 2017 - 7:00am
Boat owners and operators will not be subject to a new social host ordinance which will apply to Lake Minnetonka.

[NJ] State Grant Helps Ship Bottom Cops Combat Underage Drinking

July 19, 2017 - 7:00am
The Ship Bottom Police Department will use a state grant to help with issue of fake IDs and their use by underage drinkers.

[IN] Former Sen. Beverly Gard to Chair Indiana alcohol laws commission

July 19, 2017 - 7:00am
A former state senator will chair a commission which will review the state's alcohol laws, including those related to underage drinking

[TN] Tennessee minors to get vertical driver's licenses in July 2018

July 19, 2017 - 7:00am
In an effort to help alcohol retailers identify underage buyers, the state will issue vertical licenses for minors.

[ND] Training offered to prevent underage drinking

July 11, 2017 - 7:00am
The North Dakota Department of Human Services is offering professional training, to address underage drinking.

[ND] Underage drinking rates drop in N.D.

July 11, 2017 - 7:00am
According to the Department of Human Services, the rate of underage drinking among high school students has dropped about 13 over the past six years.

[IA] IPFS targets underage drinking

July 11, 2017 - 7:00am
In Iowa, Webster County has the 12th highest rate of underage drinking. Due to this, IPFS will use a SAMHSA grant and state funds to address the issue.

[HI] Lawmaker pledges to close loophole that allows drinking in ocean

July 11, 2017 - 7:00am
After an incident which involved underage and dangerous drinking, state lawmakers are working to change the law which allowed this incident to occur.

[CA] County launches 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' effort to stop DUI deaths, underage drinking

June 30, 2017 - 7:00am
During the 4th of July holiday, Sand Diego County will launch an initiative to prevent underage drinking and DUI deaths.

[PA] Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Awards Record $2.3 Million in Grants to Reduce Underage and Dangerous Drinking

June 30, 2017 - 7:00am
Through 2019, the PLCB awarded $2.3 million through its Alcohol Education Grant Program to 66 different organizations, which will use the money to prevent underage and dangerous drinking.

[TX] Getting Hands On Training for Dealing with Underage Drinkers at Parties

June 27, 2017 - 7:00am
Palmview Police officers received training in how to handle parties where underage drinking is occurring. This is an effort to support the newly enacted social host ordinance.

[NY] NIAAA Wants High School Seniors to Celebrate Graduation Safely

June 27, 2017 - 7:00am
During prom and graduation season, NIAAA is reminding parents that one-third of all alcohol related fatalities in teens occurs during this time of year.

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