Please register below to attend a Tobacco 21 Public Meeting in the following cities: Cottage Grove, Oakridge, Florence, Eugene, and Springfield. Light snacks will be available.
Steps to Prevent Underage Drinking and Intoxication at Community Events & Festivals Planning & Promotion Fence the Alcohol Service Area. Restrict alcohol sales to a designated location where underage youth are not allowed. Use Wristbands. Wristbands easily identify people who are 21 and older. IDs should still be checked when purchasing alcohol. Post Visible Signs. […]
January 1, 2015, Oregon passed the Medical Amnesty Law (ORS 471.430.10(a)), which protects those who seek medical assistance for themselves or someone else because of alcohol poisoning from receiving a Minor in Possession (MIP) for alcohol. The law does not give immunity for other alcohol or drug offenses, and does not override policies relating to […]
Respect Yourself, Respect the Neighborhood: Preventing Sales to Intoxicated Customers and Lowering Intoxication Levels Tips For Bar & Restaurant Establishments Remind servers about he importance of not selling to someone who has had too much to drink and has visible signs of intoxication. Find ways to reward staff for refusing sales to intoxicated customers. Keep customers […]
The Eugene Springfield Prevention Coalition is recruiting new members! The coalition is comprised of community members who are passionate about creating the healthiest community we can be. Our focus is on youth, ages 11-17 in Eugene and Springfield and on reducing use of alcohol, marijuana and prescription drugs by addressing access and changing community norms. How […]
Drug and alcohol misuse are a serious problem both nationally and in Lane County. Alcohol is the most commonly abused drug among youth in the United States. People who start drinking before age 15 are 5x more likely to develop abuse or dependence later in life than those who start after age 21. Between 2008-2010 […]
It’s not your fault! You are NOT the cause of anyone else’s drinking or behavior. You can’t change or control anyone but yourself. You don’t have to accept their drinking/drug use, but can still love the person with the problem. They need help. You can build a good and healthy life for yourself, whether the alcoholic still drinks or not.
Lane County Public Health teamed up with the University of Oregon to launch the iHost Responsible Parties campaign. iHost is a movement to educate young adults on how to host responsible parties in Lane County. Did you know? The Lane County Social Host Ordinance and City of Eugene’s Ordinance on Unruly Gatherings holds party hosts and […]
What is a “standard drink?” The type of alcohol you drink does not matter, it’s the alcohol content and amount that effects your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) the amount of alcohol that is absorbed into your blood stream. * The body can process 1 standard drink in an hour. Things to keep in mind when drinking: The […]
Help by raising your awareness! Did you know that in Lane County the average youth reports having their first drink at 12 years old? Did you know that teens care more about what their parents think than what their peers think – even when it might not seem that way? Did you know that youth […]