Town Hall Meeting on Underage Drinking

Underage Drinking is a community issue.  Join us on Thursday, April 25, 2013 (6-8:30 pm) at Greater Victory Christian Ministries for a Town Hall Meeting.   Download the flyer to post and share: April 2013 Town Hall Flyer

Alcohol Server Knowledge Training

Alcohol Server Knowledge Training Available at No Cost

Alcohol Server Knowledge Training is brought to Lorain County businesses by the Stop Task Force on Underage Drinking at no cost. This is a training for retailers, bar owners and employees of local retail and bars who sell alcohol.

Workshop Highlights:

  • Definitions of ORC 4301.01 (alcohol)
  • Definitions of Liquor Permits
  • Definitions of OC 2927.02 (tobacco)
  • Minors Violations
  • Good Faith Attempts
  • Detecting Fake ID’s
  • Frequent Violations

Participants will receive a certificate upon completion of this training which can assist in any prior violations of underage selling.

Spitzer Conference Center—Lorain County Community College, Room 106/107
1005 N. Abbe Road, Elyria, OH

Thursday, November 8, 2012, 6:00—8:00 pm

Kevin Piazza
Agent, Ohio Department of Public Safety,
Ohio Investigative Unit

RSVP to Elaine Georgas at 440.282.9920

Attached Documents:ask training flyer 110812

Center for Disease Control – Q/A about Alcohol

Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction to alcohol

Drinking levels

Excessive alcohol use

Drinking problems

Special populations

What is alcohol? 

Ethyl alcohol, or ethanol, is an intoxicating ingredient found in beer, wine, and liquor. Alcohol is produced by the fermentation of yeast, sugars, and starches.

3 Ways to Address Teenage Motivation to Drink that Don’t Involve Scare Tactics

Check out this article from the Partnership At ” 3 Ways to Address Teenage Motivation to Drink that Don’t Involve Scare Tactics “

Game Helps Parents and Children Talk About Alcohol

A new DVD game designed to be played on a computer brings parents and children together to talk about the dangers of underage drinking.

Ready, Set, Listen!, developed by SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), offers a fun and interactive experience that introduces and reinforces the importance of family discussion on an important subject.

The game has two goals:

  • To increase the number of conversations that parents and caregivers have with children age 9 to 13 about the harms of underage alcohol use.
  • To increase the percentage of children, parents, and caregivers who see underage alcohol use as harmful.

The computer game evolved from a traditional board game format and is available in English and Spanish.

How many kids in Ohio have serious Alcohol Problems?

Alcohol Cost Calculator.

The Cost of Underage Drinking in Ohio is staggering

Click here to review the latest report.

Underage drinking cost the citizens of Ohio$2.9 billion in 2010.

Report shows 7.5 million children live with a parent with an alcohol use disorder

SAMHSA News Release

Date: 2/16/2012 12:05 AM
Media Contact: SAMHSA Press Office
Telephone: 240-276-2130

Report shows 7.5 million children live with a parent with an alcohol use disorder

A new report shows 7.5 million children under age 18 (10.5 percent of this population) lived with a parent who has experienced an alcohol use disorder in the past year. According to the report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 6.1 million of these children live with two parents—with either one or both parents experiencing an alcohol use disorder in the past year.

The remaining 1.4 million of these children live in a single-parent house with a parent who has experienced an alcohol use disorder in the past year. Of these children 1.1 million lived in a single mother household and 0.3 million lived in a single father household. This study is done in conjunction with Children of Alcoholics Week, February 12-18, 2012.

“The enormity of this public health problem goes well beyond these tragic numbers as studies have shown that the children of parents with untreated alcohol disorders are at far greater risk for developing alcohol and other problems later in their lives,” said SAMHSA Administrator Pamela S. Hyde. “SAMHSA and others are promoting programs that can help those with alcohol disorders find recovery – not only for themselves, but for the sake of their children. SAMHSA is also playing a key role in national efforts to prevent underage drinking and other forms of alcohol abuse.”

SAMHSA offers an on-line treatment locator service that can be accessed at or by calling 1-800-662-HELP (4357).

There are many resources available to help children with a parent who has an alcohol problem. The National Association for Children of Alcoholics ( ) provides information and resources for professionals who may be in a position to help these children and their families. More resources are available at: .

The report entitled, Data Spotlight: Over 7 Million Children Live with a Parent with Alcohol Problems, is based on data analyzed from SAMHSA’s 2005-2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). NSDUH is a scientifically conducted annual survey of approximately 67,500 people throughout the country, aged 12 and older. Because of its statistical power, it is the nation’s premier source of statistical information on the scope and nature of many substance abuse and behavioral health issues affecting the nation. The report is available at: .

For more information about SAMHSA visit:

Parents Who Host Lose the Most

Drug Free Action Alliance’s Campaign:  Parents Who Host Lose the Most  – Don’t be a Party to Teen-age Drinking.  This statewide campaign provides resourceful materials to communities to ensure that adults are aware of Ohio’s laws regarding the provision of alcohol to those under the legal age of 21.

STOP Underage Drinking – A Call to Action

Download the The Surgeon General’s Call to Action To Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking in your community