Sticker Shock KUSI

STICKER SHOCK JOLTING STORE PATRONS JULY 4TH WEEKEND

North Coastal Prevention Coalition, MADD and Youth Leaders Partnering with Local Markets Urging Customers Not to Provide Alcohol to Minors

Sticker Shock KUSIWHAT:

The North Coastal Prevention Coalition (NCPC), in partnership with MADD, invite the media to cover STICKER SHOCK as cooperating businesses discourage providing or purchasing alcohol for underage drinkers around the July 4th holiday weekend, and throughout the year.

  • LEARN MORE ABOUT SOCIAL HOST ORDINANCES.

Participating businesses will allow youth prevention leaders and adult volunteers to place stickers in English and Spanish on alcohol products stating: “Hey You!! It is ILLEGAL to provide alcohol for people under 21!!” Store personnel will also distribute brochures with information about local Social Host Ordinances, which hold party hosts legally responsible for ensuring minors do not drink alcohol at private parties, and encourages the public to report underage drinking parties.

WHEN:          

10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 1, 2014

WHERE:       

Primo Market, 1535 W. Vista Way, Vista*

*additional stores will be visited in Oceanside and Vista throughout the morning

WHO:          

Ray Pearson, Vice-President, North Coastal Prevention Coalition

Alicia Vicencio, Program Specialist, MADD

Youth Prevention Advocates from El Camino and Oceanside High Schools

WHY:

  • Alcohol is linked with an estimated 5,000 deaths in people under age 21 each year – this is more than the number of deaths from all illegal drugs combined, and includes motor vehicle crashes, homicides, suicides and unintentional injuries, according to www.thecoolspot.gov.
  • On an average day in June and July, more than 11,000 youth used alcohol for the first time in the US, compared to 5,000 to 8,000 new users in other months, based on a 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.
  • Most youth who drink report obtaining alcohol from house parties or from family and friends, according to the North Coastal Prevention Coalition STOP Act Project, EvalBrief, 2012.
  • Data analyzed by the Center for Community Research finds that the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department have issued more than 100 citations for Social Host Ordinance violations since 2012 in their contract cities and the unincorporated areas of the County. Over half of those cited were under 21.
  • The public seems to be getting the message – nearly half of adults surveyed in the North Coastal region reported awareness of Social Host Ordinances in 2013, compared to only 26 percent in 2011, based on data analyzed by the Center for Community Research.

About North Coastal Prevention Coalition (NCPC)

The North Coastal Prevention Coalition aims to reduce the harm of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and other drugs in the cities of Carlsbad, Oceanside and Vista through community action, education, support and collaboration. Funded in part by the County of San Diego, HHSA, Behavioral Health Services through a contract with Vista Community Clinic.

Visit www.northcoastalpreventioncoalition.org

 MEDIA CONTACT:
Erica Holloway, Galvanized Strategies
Mobile: (619) 796-1651/ erica@galvanizedstrategies.com

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RELATED MEDIA COVERAGE

San Diego 6 | http://www.sandiego6.com/news/sd6-in-the-morning/Alcohol-Sticker-Shock-Program-265836951.html

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