Saving Lives’ Drug and Alcohol Coalition
is a local non-profit organization that seeks to prevent youth substance abuse. For several months, Tarzana Treatment Centers has partnered with them to educate youth and the community about adolescent substance use and abuse
. We have most recently joined forces to co-sponsor an innovative new alcohol warning sign to prevent underage drinking. Teen alcohol abuse
, every year, kills and injures more youth and young adults than all illicit drugs combined.
A warning sign has been produced to raise awareness of the issue and to prevent deaths, alcohol related injuries and disability, drunken driving accidents, sexual assaults, and alcohol related violent crimes. It includes eight languages that represent the diversity of the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles at large. It warns that buying, selling, or providing alcohol to youth (under age 21) is a crime and punishable by fines and possible jail time.
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The signs have been endorsed by the State Department of Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC). ABC has created a letter to be sent out to all alcohol retailers, recommending that they put these signs in their establishments, and help stop underage drinking. After the press conference, all local retailers will receive a mailing about the sign and the associated underage drinking prevention campaign.
Tarzana Treatment Centers will train alumni, community volunteers, and collaborators to engage and educate local retailers in this effort. These signs will be distributed across the San Fernando Valley, with a goal of having all of them displayed before mid-December. We hope to make our message clear during the holiday season when drinking is on the up-swing.
Telemedicine services are also available with online medical care, online mental health treatment, and online alcohol and drug treatment.
Southern California Locations for Alcohol and Drug Treatment
Tarzana Treatment Centers has locations all over Southern California
in Los Angeles County. Other than our central location in Tarzana, we have facilities in Lancaster in the Antelope Valley, Long Beach, and in Northridge and Reseda in the San Fernando Valley.