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Avoid the 14: Advances in Countywide DUI Enforcement
November 5, 2009DUI Prevention Summit
Issue Briefing: Alcohol Retail Outlet Density Affects Neighborhood Crime and Violence
September 2008This Issue Briefing presents some of the questions and answers about the relationship between alcohol outlets and violence, the implications of this relationship for Ventura County, and strategies that Ventura County can use to address the problem.
Issue Briefing: Public Convenience or Necessity: The Power of Local Municipalities to Control Alcohol Outlet Density
June 2005Communities are at risk of becoming over saturated with bars, liquor stores and other locations where alcohol can be purchased. If reasonable limits are not imposed, such conditions can threaten public health and safety and reduce the quality of life in surrounding neighborhoods. This Issue Briefing details the problems associated with high alcohol-outlet density and the power of local municipalities to mitigate them by adopting stronger prevention policies.
Recovery Month Conference 2012: Marijuana: What’s the Problem? Risks & Realities
Report 03: Alcohol Use Among Community College Students
January 2008In response to documented high rates of binge-level drinking among youth locally and a growing public concern over the impact of alcohol on the lives of young people in Ventura County, the Ventura County Behavioral Health Department established a county–wide community partnership aimed at preventing and reducing underage and binge drinking through responsible alcohol policies and practices. While extensive research is available regarding drinking and its consequences among college students attending traditional four-year institutions, surprisingly little data exist regarding the prevalence of drinking among college students.