Thursday, September 23, 2010

Maine Underage Drinking Crackdown

What is been a continuous problem with teens? That’s right. No matter what year it is or what the government sets as the age standards, underage drinking has always been a widespread concern with our youth. However for cities such as South Berwick and York, in Maine, things are about to change. Thanks to the increase funding things are about to change in Maine for teens who defiantly break the law with underage drinking.

The department of Health and Human Services, a part of the Maine Office of Substance Abuse was responsible for the extra funding grant. They recently provided fifteen law enforcement agencies with grants that will run for two years, until September 30, 2012. The grants were between $5,000-$10,000 dollars and were specifically to help enforce the underage drinking laws. These grants allow for extra patrol on the roads and special assignments on target nights like DUI check points on Halloween for example. The chief of police said that the end of the school year events like homecoming, sport events, and Friday nights are when the department will increase the surveillance on juveniles. Some of the funds will also be used to supplement their awareness programs for the local community. Research shows that alcohol kills more children than all the illegal drugs combined. This is a community problem and they hope to also prosecute those who are providing minors with alcohol.

If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol abuse or addiction and is in need of help, Inspirations Teen Drug Rehab offers a flexible and affordable teen alcohol addiction treatment program. Our aim is to treat the whole person, and not just an isolated symptom. During the addiction treatment process we will work with the teen to identify the factors that may have contributed to you drug abuse - home, friends and medical history. We also believe that families have a vital role to play in the recovery process, and each alcohol addiction treatment program has a place for family participation, to educate them in the treatment process and to equip them for their role as supporters.

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