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Alcoholic Energy Drinks and Youth Alcohol Problems: An Overview
October 12, 2010ADP Training Conference 2010
California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs (Alcoholic Energy Drinks)
WebsiteThe California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs is responsible for administering prevention, treatment, and recovery services for alcohol and drug abuse and problem gambling. This Youth web page features Alcoholic Energy Drinks and an overview of the health and safety risks.
James F. Mosher, JD., Alcohol Policy Consultations
Partners and ProgramsJames F. Mosher, JD., Alcohol Policy Consultations, is a contract provider with Ventura County Behavioral Health, Alcohol and Drug Programs, Prevention Services. James Mosher served as the Director of Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation/Center for the Study of Law and Enforcement Policy, and now works as a private consultant. James Mosher is a nationally known expert specializing in alcohol legal issues and policy enforcement. He is directly responsible for the legal research and writing for the publication "Model Social Host Liability Ordinance with Legal Commentary" which advanced county-wide adoption of Social Host Liability Laws in Ventura County.
Lessons Learned from Underage DUI Program Participants
August 20, 2010OJJDP 12th Annual Leadership Conference
National Alcohol Awareness Month - California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs (ADP)
WebsiteApril is National Alcohol Awareness Month and we encourage Californians in communities across the state to focus on the widespread use of alcohol by young people and the affect it has on individuals, families and communities.
Policy Briefing 02: Best Practices in Municipal Regulation to Reduce Alcohol-Related Harms from Licensed Alcohol Outlets
May 2010Alcohol is a legal product and alcohol retailers represent an important business sector of California’s economy. Unlike most other retail products, alcohol is associated with a wide variety of community and societal problems, including violence, sexual assault, motor vehicle crashes, other forms of injury, and family disruption. The problems are particularly acute among young people. Even relatively minor problems often associated with alcohol sales, such as loitering, graffiti, and noise, can constitute public nuisances that adversely affect neighboring businesses and residents and contribute to neighborhood blight. Because of these risks to public health and safety, California communities are taking proactive steps to promote responsible alcohol retail practices and reduce the risks associated with alcohol sales.
Policy Briefing 03: Best Practices in Responsible Alcoholic Beverage Sales and Service Training
April 2008Responsible Beverage Sales and Service Training (RBS) programs are an important component of a community’s comprehensive strategy to reduce the risk of problems associated with alcohol outlets. They focus on the attitudes, knowledge, skills, and practices of persons involved in selling or serving alcoholic beverages. Their primary goal is to prevent sales of alcoholic beverages to underage and intoxicated patrons and reduce the risks of intoxication occurring on the premises.
Partners and ProgramsProject SAFER is a contract provider with Ventura County Behavioral Health, Alcohol and Drug Programs, Prevention Services. Project SAFER works closely with event organizers and local law enforcement to assist in creating policies to reduce alcohol-related violence, injury, vehicle crashes, unlawful alcohol service, and youth access to alcohol. Project SAFER conducts safety assessments for special events throughout Ventura County. They have identified potentially problematic venues and worked closely with event organizers, coordinators and law enforcement agencies to consider improved policies to prevent underage and binge drinking.