AlcoholEdu Program Offered to Ninth Grade Ocean County Students

By Leslie Terjesen on Friday, March 18, 2016

 

          The Ocean County Health Department Prevention Unit provides evidence-based and innovative prevention programming to Ocean County residents. Evidence-based programs have been tested and offer scientific data with their programs to show its success. Our substance abuse programming provides our residents different opportunities to learn about the dangers of substance abuse. The Ocean County Board of Health is committed to this issue and identified the need for these programs to be offered to our adolescents as this is a pivotal time in their life.

 

The Ocean County Health Department partnered with AlcoholEdu, an on-line evidence-based alcohol prevention program and has offered to have it implemented in the Ocean County high schools for their 9th grade students.

The research done and data provided on this program show:

  • Engagement of students
  • Increases alcohol-related knowledge
  • Undermines acceptance of underage drinking
  • Reduces underage binge drinking
  • Reduces riding with an intoxicated driver

 

            The Ocean County Board of Health would like to acknowledge the following Ocean County High Schools for their participation in AlcoholEdu in the 2015-2016 school year and their dedication to their students:

Barnegat High School

Brick Memorial High School

Brick Township High School

Jackson Liberty High School

Jackson Memorial High School

Lacey Township High School

Lakewood high School

Manchester High School

New Egypt High School

Pinelands Regional High School

Point Pleasant Beach High School

Southern Regional High School

Toms River High School East

Toms River High School North

Toms River High School South

 

            If you or your school have any questions about implementing this program, please call the Ocean County Health Department at 732-341-9700, ext. 7535.