Tag: Breakthrough Task Force

Stay Safe and Use a Designated Driver this Halloween

Big Bear, CA, October 24, 2016 – For all those planning to party this Halloween, be sure to stay safe and use a designated driver! Our wonderful mountain community has a great program, the Big Bear Designated Driver Program, which offers incentives for designated drivers across the mountain. The Big Bear Designated Driver Program was put in place by the Breakthrough Task Force in order to keep the roads safe for both residents and visitors. The program does not provide designated drivers but encourages people to be the designated driver for their group of friends or family. Many wonderful businesses on the mountain participate in the program. Designated drivers who dine or shop at these businesses receive perks for committing to be the designated driver for their group. Be sure to keep an eye out for the Big Bear Designated Driver sticker in the window! The Restaurants and bars that serve alcohol give out official designated driver wristbands to the designated driver along with a discount of the establishment’s choosing such as free nonalcoholic drinks for the night, a free appetizer, half price off your meal and so on. After visiting the alcohol serving restaurant or bar, the designated driver can redeem this wristband at participating local shops and restaurants as a coupon. The California Highway Patrol supports the designated driver program because it works and saves lives. Remember, if...

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Breakthrough Task Force Hosts Open House

Big Bear, CA, May 12, 2016 – On Wednesday, May 18, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., the Breakthrough Task Force will host an Open House to showcase the work of the coalition over the past year and introduce residents of the Big Bear Valley to the Homeless Outreach Proactive Enforcement (HOPE) Team of San Bernardino County. The Breakthrough Task Force is a local coalition dedicated to finding ways to reduce underage access and use of alcohol and other drugs through positive and creative community efforts. The coalition is comprised of community members and partners who have an interest in seeing these goals accomplished....

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Film Screening Focused on Preventing Prescription Drug Abuse

Big Bear, CA, April 15, 2016 – On April 20, 2016, Big Bear Prevention of Rim Family Services and the Breakthrough Task Force will host a community night in the Big Bear Middle School cafeteria where the film “Behind the Orange Curtain” will be screened. This film focuses on prescription drug use among youth in Southern California. Following the film, a brief presentation will be made giving community members information on how they can take action to prevent prescription drug abuse in our Valley. “Behind the Orange Curtain” delves into the staggering problem of teenage drug abuse in Orange County, one of the most affluent counties...

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Big Bear Valley Residents Keep Prescription Drugs Out of the Wrong Hands

Big Bear, CA, February 4, 2016 – Unused or unwanted medications that are stored at home are highly susceptible to misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, and prescription drugs are the Big Bear Valley’s third most abused substance by youth, tied with ecstasy. The most common way prescription drug abusers obtain these drugs is by receiving, buying, or stealing from friends or family who have extra, unused or expired medications. In order to combat this problem the community came together in January 2015 to place a Prescription Drug Take Back Box in our community. Since the installation of Big...

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Prescription Drug Drop Box Unveiled Today

Big Bear Lake, CA, January 22, 2015 – The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station will be unveiling a Prescription Drug Take Back Drop Box today. It will be installed in the County office that formerly housed the Big Bear Division of the San Bernardino County Court. The Drop Box was purchased by the Breakthrough Task Force with private funds donated by members of the Big Bear Chamber of Commerce and local businesses. The Drop Box will allow Big Bear Valley residents to properly dispose of unwanted prescription drugs any time during normal business hours, thereby preventing potential abuse and theft of prescribed medications. Once it has been installed, the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station will continuously monitor the Drop Box and ensure the proper disposal of all...

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