The percentage of randomly selected retailers in Multnomah County selling alcohol to minors has increased slightly from the previous two decoy operations carried out this year.
Of the 76 stores, restaurants, and bars visited on December 12th, 19 establishments sold alcohol to minors, which equates to 25%. That compares to 31 sales to minors of the 157 establishments that were visited last June, which equates to 19.7%.
During last March’s decoy operation, 18% of the establishments visited sold alcohol to minors.
“We plan on conducting these compliance checks about every two months,” s
Oregon Partnership and the Oregon Medical Association are teaming up to target parents about the dangers of underage drinking – and they should have a captive audience.
“Face It, Parents” posters have gone out to 4,500 Oregon doctors to be displayed in waiting areas and exam rooms. Oregon Partnership reports that requests for additional materials containing steps parents can take to prevent their kids from drinking are coming in at a brisk pace.
Cards entitled “Helping Parents Reduce Youth Alcohol Use” include six tips to help keep children safe, healthy and alcohol free.
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Oregon Partnership President/CEO Judy Cushing, one of the state's top advocates for substance abuse prevention, has been appointed to serve on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Advisory Council.
The Council advises, consults with and makes recommendations to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and to the Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
This isn't the first time Cushing has been call on to participate on a national level.
With the holiday season about to get into full swing, I thought this would be a good time to direct your attention to an issue I strongly support -- and yes, I am asking for your help in preventing alcohol and drug abuse.
As you might know, Oregon Partnership is a local non-profit that is playing a major role in preventing drug and alcohol abuse in Oregon. We have made great strides in initiating curriculums and prevention programs in the schools, aiding thousands of citizens in need of treatment, and answering more than 20-thousand calls annually to our crisis and suicide prevention line
We've been getting quite a few requests lately - from the media and parents - on what practicial steps parents can take to keep their kids off drugs and alcohol.
As a non-profit organization dedicated to substance abuse prevention and education, Oregon Partnership has a primer of sorts we communicate to parents through our “Face It Parents” campaign.
1) Start talking and keep going because the biggest influence on your kids is you. The more parents talk to their kids about drinking and drugs, the less chance their kids will give in to peer pressure.
An unprecedented event occurred throughout Oregon on the evening of October 5th, 2007, and Oregon Partnership played a major role to make it a stunning success.
“Crystal Darkness,” a half-hour documentary focusing on the dangers of methamphetamine, was aired simultaneously on 22 Oregon television stations. The program, which included examples of the scourge of meth and the advantages of prevention, generated huge viewership and several hundred calls to an extensive phone bank coordinated by the Oregon Partnership crisis lines center.
IMPACT: The program produced by Global Studio of Reno
The Portland Tribune’s recent article about meth was excellent and reflects our current situation in Oregon (One meth problem replaces another, Nov 20).
However, I believe there are some points that need clarification.