Coalition receives grant to combat teen drug use, drinking

George Diepenbrock

In 2009, 36 percent of seniors at Lawrence high schools reported drinking five or more alcoholic drinks in a row within two weeks before taking a state survey. And 49 percent reported using marijuana at least once in their lifetime. Both numbers were above the state average, and they alarmed ...

Fake ID 101 Launches Campaign

Theresa Freed

White posters are going up all over Lawrence businesses this week that warn minors about the consequences of using fake IDs to try to get into bars. “It’s illegal, it’s unhealthy and it’s unsafe for you, and this is one of the campaigns to let them know that if they ...

Agency, bars prepare to fight fake IDs

Jen  Brinkerhoff

http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2010/aug/10/agency-bars-prepare-fight-fake-ids/ White posters are going up all over Lawrence businesses this week that warn minors about the consequences of using fake IDs to try to get into bars. “It’s illegal, it’s unhealthy and it’s unsafe for you, and this is one of the campaigns to let them know that if ...

Coalition Meeting Today A

Jen  Brinkerhoff

Coalition meeting today at 11:30, here at DCCCA (3312 Clinton Pkwy). KU will share data from their recent Alcohol Summit. See you there!

New laws add high price to pay for parties

Jen  Brinkerhoff

[City, state measures make hosting underage drinkers easier to prosecute ][1] By Christine Metz May 23, 2010 Last February, Lawrence Police arrived at a rowdy house party in a west Lawrence subdivision. As they approached, a young man walked out the front door with a beer in his hand. He ...

Coalition Meeting Today

Jen  Brinkerhoff

Coalition Meeting Today! 11:30 at DCCCA, 3312 Clinton Parkway.

Parents of Pedestrian Killed in Accident Sue Unknown Party Hosts Where Minors Drank

Jen  Brinkerhoff

By TONY RIZZO The Kansas City Star The parents of a man killed by a hit-and-run driver in 2008 have sued the hosts of a party where the underage driver consumed alcohol. For now, the defendants are identified in the lawsuit as Jane and John Doe because their exact identities ...

If you have children or work with youth, take time to watch this special program on “Your Kids Are Drinking”.

Brandi Munoz

A public television special entitled, “Your Kids Are Drinking,” is a documentary focusing on the issues of underage drinking and how it affects youth. It was produced by the public television network in Nebraska along with the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety, Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services and ...

Alcohol education seminar to honor student's memory

Janet Reid

http://www2.ljworld.com/videos/2010/apr/11/29986/ Two powerful speakers with one powerful message will come to Kansas University on Friday, hoping to change some students’ attitudes about alcohol. Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity has joined with the Delta Gamma sorority to put on the first Jason Wren Initiative, an educational seminar on the dangers of underage ...

Coalition works to fight underage drinking

Janet Reid

http://www2.ljworld.com/videos/2010/apr/07/29928/ It’s a message alcohol prevention specialists hope teens won’t ignore — a powerful look at a typical night inside Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s emergency room. John Drees, the hospital’s community education specialist, said the ER sees 1,500 alcohol-related cases a year, or roughly four patients a day. “We’re trying not ...

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