Tag: Big Bear Recovery Services

Breakthrough Task Force Seeks Businesses To Support Designated Driver Program

Big Bear Lake, CA, April 30, 2012, 8:00am – The Breakthrough Task Force has been looking for ways to encourage a reduction in the number arrests for DUI that take place in Big Bear valley. One effective tool that has been successfully used in other areas is a “Designated Driver” campaign. In an effort to keep our streets safe, the Breakthrough Task Force is asking local businesses that serve alcohol to incorporate a “Designated Driver” program for their patrons if they do not already have one in place.  Designated Driver programs allow a Designated Driver to receive free non-alcoholic beverages for the course of an evening. In addition to these measures, and in order to raise the effectiveness of this program locally, the Breakthrough Task Force is looking for valley merchants to support the program by allowing a pre-determined discount at their businesses to recognize Designated Drivers that are willing to ensure safety on our streets when celebrating. If you or your business would like to participate in the campaign, contact the Breakthrough Task Force at Big Bear Recovery Services. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31486.mp3|titles=Designated Driver Program]...

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Enforcement Encourages Responsible Sales

Big Bear Lake, CA, November 28, 2011, 8:00am – On November 30th, the Big Bear Sheriff’s Department will conduct a free training program for all merchants and staff that sell or serve alcohol in the Big Bear area. The Licensee Education on Alcohol and Drugs (LEAD) Program training will reinforce all rules and regulations in compliance with Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) standards. Local merchants that take part will be trained in one 4-hour afternoon session. Big Bear Recovery Services, an organization that conducts outpatient and court-ordered treatment programs for people with problems associated with alcohol and drug abuse, encourages every merchant and their staff to attend. Bonnie Shaffer, Prevention Coordinator at Big Bear Recovery Services Breakthrough Task Force wants to thank the Big Bear Sheriff’s Department for taking pro-active measures in bringing hands-on training to local merchants at a time when sales of alcoholic beverages will increase due to holiday celebrations. Through law enforcement education, local merchants will receive the most up-to-date information on compliance...

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On Labor Day Remember The Social Host Ordinance: Don’t Serve Teens Alcohol

Big Bear Lake, CA, August 29, 2011, 8:00am – The first Labor Day took place in New York in September of 1882. In 1894, twelve years later, Labor Day became a national holiday. Now we celebrate the history of labor, our American culture, and the American worker by having the first Monday of September off from work. The holiday has come to symbolize the end of summer and typically represents the ‘back to school’ season. Labor Day has also become a day to celebrate with alcohol. Often alcohol is present at get-togethers and parties without a second thought, but ends up being consumed by underage youth. With back yard barbeques approaching the Breakthrough Task Force would like to highlight San Bernardino County’s Social Host Ordinance. This Labor Day please remember that providing a place and allowing youth to consume alcohol is not only dangerous and irresponsible, but it is also against the law. Car accidents, violence and other disturbances can be seen as a direct effect of drinking. This Labor Day remember, celebrate your time off and back to school responsibly and don’t provide or allow minors to consume alcohol. For more information about the Social Host Ordinance or alcohol policy contact Bonnie Shaffer of the Breakthrough Task Force at Big Bear Recovery Services, (909)...

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Alcohol Awareness Month

Big Bear, Ca, April 19, 2011, 8:00am – In 2009 a survey was taken of local Big Bear youth, which found that 70% of teens at the time reported that alcohol was easy for the to get.  According to the American Medical Association alcohol is the number one drug of choice for youth and is the leading contributing cause of death for teenagers.  For these reasons April has been designated as Alcohol Awareness Month.  The Breakthrough Task Force in association with Big Bear Recovery Services is the local drug prevention coalition, and is standing with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to raise community awareness in the mountain region regarding the dangers and growing problems associated with underage drinking and potential solutions.  The Breakthrough Task Force encourages everyone to take the time to educate yourself and your loved ones about the dangers of underage drinking.  The Breakthrough Task Force meets monthly.  For more information call Bonnie Shaffer at (909) 878-0101. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30629.mp3|titles=Alcohol Awareness...

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