Cabell County Social Host Ordinance Petition

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CABELL COUNTY, WV, NEEDS YOUR HELP TO CURB UNDERAGE DRINKING“Research is clear. The earlier the age of first consumption, the higher the risk of developing an alcohol use disorder.” -Dr. Lyn O’Connell, Sc ...Read More

CABELL COUNTY, WV, NEEDS YOUR HELP TO CURB UNDERAGE DRINKING

“Research is clear. The earlier the age of first consumption, the higher the risk of developing an alcohol use disorder.”

-Dr. Lyn O’Connell, Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment clinical coordinator at Marshall University and chair of CCSAPP


ABOUT THIS PETITION

Underage drinking and the associated risks are often overshadowed today by what some see as more pressing problems. The Cabell County Substance Abuse Prevention Partnership understands that underage consumption contributes to substance use later in life and sees prevention as a viable solution to substance use issues in our region.

This petition is to establish a Social Host Ordinance, which would hold responsible hosts of parties where alcohol is knowingly being served to underage individuals.

“Cabell county youth report that they receive a lot of mixed messages when it comes to drinking,” said Dr. Lyn O’Connell, Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment clinical coordinator at Marshall University and chair of CCSAPP. “They are aware that they should not be drinking before the legal age of 21, but then their parents or friend’s parents are telling them it’s OK to drink at home.”

“Research is clear. The earlier the age of first consumption, the higher the risk of developing an alcohol use disorder,” said O’Connell.

TO LEGALLY SIGN THIS PETITION, YOU MUST BE A CABELL COUNTY, WV RESIDENT OVER THE AGE OF 18.


ABOUT CCSAPP

The Cabell County Substance Abuse Prevention Partnership is a coalition of agencies, organizations, and individuals working together to reduce local substance abuse with collaborative partnerships and community ownership, using awareness, education and community-wide solutions. The partnership meets the third Wednesday of every month at noon at the United Way of River Cities, 820 Madison Avenue. Meetings are open to the public.

CCSAPP is primarily funded by the Drug Free Communities Grant #SP021658-07 from ONDCP and SAMHSA. Additional funding is provided by a sub-grant of the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant administered through the WV Division of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Executive Office of the President, the Office of National Drug Control Policy, or the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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