Town hall to discuss underage drinking prevention in Gallatin County

Alcohol and Drug Services of Gallatin County

An Underage Drinking Prevention Event is being hosted by Alcohol & Drug Services of Gallatin County in collaboration with the Substance Abuse Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA). The focus is on improving the Future of Youth in Gallatin County, especially during Red Ribbon Week.

The event will be held Wednesday, Oct. 30 at the Bozeman City Hall Community Room from 6 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.

We see it in the news all the time - another young adult’s future comprised by alcohol. Whether it’s academic failure, involvement with law enforcement, experience with violence, or sexual assault, the consequences of underage drinking for young adults and the community at large are severe. While the rate of alcohol use is going down, the truth is alcohol remains the drug of choice among America’s teenagers.

The town hall’s purpose on Oct. 30 is to raise awareness about the negative impacts on underage drinking, mobilize the community to be more active in reducing risk factors, and enhance protective factors surrounding our youth and in making healthy choices to reduce health and behavioral problems caused by underage drinking.

This event will bring together representatives including a Gallatin County Commissioner, City of Bozeman Deputy Mayor, Bozeman Police Department Chief, Bozeman School District Administration, BPD School Resource Officer, Chief Youth Probation Officer, M.I.P. Coordinator, Communities That Care Coordinator and other leaders in our community facilitated by Shelly Johnson, ADSGC Director.

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