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Governor's Office Grant Helps Prevent Underage Drinking

ATLANTA, Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Georgia Governor's Office for Children and Families (GOCF) awarded a $60,000 grant to The Council on Alcohol and Drugs to prevent and reduce underage drinking through a statewide website, stopalcoholunder21.org. The grant also provides for radio PSAs and newspaper print ads in ten counties in Georgia determined to be most at risk via a 2010 Underage Drinking Needs Reassessment conducted by Georgia State University and The Council on Alcohol and Drugs.

Underage drinking and the consequences of juvenile alcohol use are serious issues in the state of Georgia.  The Georgia Governor's Office for Children and Families (GOCF) has awarded a $60,000 grant to The Council on Alcohol and Drugs to prevent and reduce underage drinking by providing a statewide website, stopalcoholunder21.org.

The website includes features designed to help parents, youth, educators, alcohol retailers and others. Those features include downloadable:

  • Public Service Announcements for Radio Broadcast
  • Newspaper Print Ads
  • Parenting Manuals for Parents of Children Ages 6-11 / 12-14 / 15-18/ and 19-20
  • 1/2 Hour Video: "The Worst Drug of All"
  • Video Vignettes on various topics related to Underage Drinking
  • Resource Links to Other Web Sites related to Preventing Underage Drinking
  • Additional Print Resources

The grant also provides for radio PSAs and newspaper print ads in ten counties in Georgia determined to be most at risk for underage drinking via a 2010 Underage Drinking Needs Reassessment conducted by Georgia State University and The Council on Alcohol and Drugs. The counties being served by the grant's Media Campaign are Ben Hill, Bulloch, Candler, Catoosa, Fannin, Lanier, Lowndes, Walker, Wilcox and Worth Counties.

This program is made possible with funding from the Governor's Office for Children and Families under a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Enforcing the Underage Drinking Laws Block Grant Program, CFDA 16.727.

For more information about the program, contact Dr. Gregg Raduka at The Council on Alcohol and Drugs at graduka@livedrugfree.org or at (404) 223-2384.

Contact:

Gregg Raduka, Ph.D., LPC, CPP

Director of Prevention/Intervention

The Council on Alcohol and Drugs

Email: graduka@livedrugfree.org

Phone: (404) 223-2483



SOURCE The Council on Alcohol and Drugs



RELATED LINKS
http://www.livedrugfree.org
http://www.stopalcoholunder21.org/

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