Alcohol & Drug Programs, Prevention Services
Ventura County Behavioral Health, Alcohol & Drug Programs, Prevention Services are designed to prevent alcohol and other drug-related community problems using environmental and community change approaches. The mission is to implement effective and sustainable primary prevention initiatives to reduce community alcohol and other drug problems.
We engage many segments of our community including residents, coalitions, a wide range of agencies including law enforcement, medical partners, colleges and universities, and elected officials; all to address the problems posed by alcohol and drugs across Ventura County. Our current Prevention Services initiatives include Impaired Driving, Underage and Binge Drinking, Prescription and Over-the-counter Drugs, Marijuana, and Other Drugs of Abuse.
Who We Are and What We Do
A Snapshot of Community EffortsInitiated the passing of Social Host Ordinances in the cities and unincorporated areas of Ventura County to combat underage drinking. These laws hold individuals civilly liable for underage drinking parties by imposing a fine.
Present educational presentations in local schools to educate staff and parents about the dangers of alcohol and drug use and strategies to reduce risks.
Provide support to cities with an effective management of retail establishments to ensure safe alcohol retail practices.
Partner with various agencies to address the problem of impaired driving and ways to prevent the tragedies that result.
Talk to parents and youth about prescription and over-the-counter drug misuse and help to establish safe disposal bins in local police stations.
Published the report "Marijuana in Ventura County: A Gateway for Discussion" to address frequently asked questions that surround the issues of marijuana in Ventura County.
Developed the "Be the DD" and "Choose Your Ride" Designated Driving campaigns to increase awareness of impaired driving prevention throughout the County.
Contact UsDo you want to get involved in our Prevention efforts in the community? Give us a call anytime.
VCBH Alcohol & Drug Programs, Prevention Services
5850 Thille Street, Suite 205
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