Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sue Scheff: Taskforce to Combat Underage Drinking

The Task Force to Combat Underage Drinking in Broward County was created in 2004 by The United Way of Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse (BCCSA) with guidance from the Florida Office of Drug Control and funding from the Florida Department of Transportation. The Task Force mission is to reduce underage drinking in Broward County. Initial steps taken were to determine what programs were already being provided, and to identify gaps in what is needed. Programs are ongoing, as the Task Force begins a new funding year in October 2005.

■Underage drinkers consume nearly 3.6 billion drinks a year - 10 million every day - according to a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services study.

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