Underage Drinking

We encourage all our residents to learn more about the dangers of underage drinking and substance use. Here are links to additional resources and valuable information regarding the health risks associated with alcohol, illegal drugs and tobacco, as well as parent communication tips and steps we can take to ensure a healthy community.

SAMHSA Talk They Hear You

SAMHSA's "Talk. They Hear You." Campaign

SAMHSA’s national youth substance use prevention campaign helps parents and caregivers, educators, and community members get informed, be prepared, and take action to prevent underage drinking and other substance use.


The Centers for Disease Control's Alcohol Program mission is to prevent excessive alcohol use and its impact in states and communities through public health surveillance, partnerships, and applied research for translation into public health practice.

YES Community Counseling Center

YES Community Counseling Center’s mission is to increase awareness about personal and community issues, prevent and treat substance abuse, and to promote healthy families and a safe community. YES staff members assist the young people and adults of our community in developing to their full potential. YES is comprised of administrators, support staff, and professionals with extensive education and experience in social work, mental health counseling, prevention and treatment of addictions, and family therapy. Staff includes licensed clinical social workers, clinical social workers, licensed mental health counselors, credentialed addiction counselors, credentialed prevention professionals, and family therapists. A psychiatrist and nurse practitioner are also available to serve clients within the addiction treatment program.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) is one of the 27 institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIAAA supports and conducts research on the impact of alcohol use on human health and well-being. It is the largest funder of alcohol research in the world. The NIAAA answers many questions about alcohol including its strong effects and power to cause people to act and feel differently, determining how much is too much alcohol, and why some people become addicted while others can successfully limit their alcohol use to an occasional drink.

Rethinking Drinking

Produced by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), this site provides evidence-based information about alcohol and health along with tips, tools, and resources for those who want to cut down on or quit drinking.