Underage Drinking and Driving Can Be 1 Deadly Ride: Every day, at least one 16- to-20-year-old driver with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 percent dies. Additionally, teens with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 percent are 17 times more likely to die in a car accident than when they haven’t been drinking.
Marijuana use is on the rise. A recent survey tells us that 27% of high schools seniors in Oakland County say that they've used marijuana in the last 30 days. That's higher than in years past and the rate of use is increasing.
In an effort to reverse this trend, ACHC and Oakland County's 14 Coalitions Partnership for Prevention has launched “Clear the Smoke; Protecting our kids from marijuana,” which is based upon Mobilizing Michigan’s research-based campaign to educate all sectors about the dangers of youth marijuana.
BBCC believes “Knowledge is Power”and for this reason we strive to empower our community by providing factual, timely information about substances so you can make an informed decision.
Kevin Sabet, internationally-known speaker and drug policy expert, brought
the most current and useful information about marijuana legalization and its impact on youth to Oakland County in October 2013. His presentation can be found on our Video page. This is a 'must view' piece!
BBCC is now participating in the KROGER & MEIJER Community Rewards Program
This is a 5 year award for $125k per year of Federal funding with a required yearly non-Federal match. Since the Coalition will be in years 6-10 of the DFC funding process, our non-Federal matching requirement by year is:
Fiscal year 2011-2012: 100% $125k ($1:$1 match)
Fiscal year 2012-2013: 125% match = $156,250k
Fiscal year 2013-2014: 125% match = $156,250k
Fiscal year 2014-2015: 150% match = $187, 500k
Fiscal year 2015-2016: 150% match = $187,500k
(The Coalition's fiscal year runs October 1 - September 30. Also, the non-Federal match can be made up of financial and in-kind support.)
This is a wonderful opportunity for people from our entire community to come together and develop a sustainable future to prevent substance use and abuse by our youth!