Alcohol Use and Abuse
In partnership with the Healthy Fond du Lac County 2020 Steering Committee, our coalition works to reduce alcohol use and abuse among youth and adults in our county.
Statistics that emphasize our need from 2013 include:
- 13% of 8th-11th grade Fond du Lac County students reported drinking five or more drinks in a row in the last 30 days*
- 28% of Fond du Lac County adults reported excessive drinking in the past 30 days*
* Data from 2013 Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) survey
Statistics from 2016:
- 10% of 8th-11th grade Fond du Lac County students reported drinking five or more drinks in a row in the last 30 days*
- 22% of Fond du Lac County adults reported drinking in the past 30 days
* Data from 2016 Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) survey
Prevention strategies for our county:
In October 2016 the Court of Appeals nullified local Social Host Ordinances throughout the State of Wisconsin. Please check back time to time as we will notify the public when a legislative solution is offered.
Social Host Ordinances allow law enforcement to hold individuals responsible for hosting, or in other words, knowingly providing a place for underage drinking to occur. **Social Host Ordinances were overturned on appeal on October 26, 2016. Legislative solutions are expected to be introduced in the current legislative session.
Community Event Alcohol Management Best Practices allow local organizations to incorporate effective evidence-based strategies to reduce underage and binge drinking at their event.
Compliance Checks deter alcohol outlets from selling alcohol to underage youth. Law enforcement officials supervise undercover youth who attempt to purchase alcohol and penalize establishments if the attempt is successful. 2016 Alcohol Compliance Check Report
Saturation Patrols involve law enforcement heightening awareness and/or deploying additional officers during select time periods in an attempt to detect roadway violations, including alcohol impaired drivers.
Adult Alcohol & Drug Courts closely monitor offenders who commit crimes to support their addiction to alcohol and/or drugs. Multiple agencies work towards ending the cycle of addiction and reducing recidivism.
Social Marketing increases awareness of community members about alcohol use and abuse by promoting messages through media such as, Facebook, websites, radio interviews, news articles, posters, newsletters and blogging.
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Our mission is to decrease substance abuse among youth and adults in our community.
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