“Underage drinking is an ADULT problem: Anywhere, anytime you have youth drinking, an adult MUST be involved on some level- either selling, providing, allowing or just simply looking away.”
Long Beach Medical Center recognizes underage drinking and other drug use as a public health epidemic, not as an innocent “rite of passage”. To address this issue, in August 2000, the Medical Center formed its Coalition to Prevent Underage Drinking. The strong partnership among its member organizations has been the driving force behind the Coalition’s many successes. It truly “takes a village”…
Long Beach Medical Center, Long Beach, New York is a licensed provider of prevention services.
The Coalition has been able to make significant strides in addressing underage substance use due to the efforts of its partners. Our partners include schools, law enforcement, courts, businesses, parent groups, youth, community organizations, city government, faith-based organizations and the media.