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Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Program (EDUL)

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $300,000)

The goal of the Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) Program is to support and enhance State efforts, in cooperation with local jurisdictions, to enforce laws prohibiting the sale of alcoholic beverages, or the consumption of alcoholic beverages by minors. For the purpose of the program, minors are defined as individuals under 21 years of age.

The Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services (ODADAS) plans to decrease underage access to alcohol, as well as increase awareness of, and compliance with, Ohio's underage drinking laws, by engaging parents/guardians, adults over 21 and communities across the State. Ohio will continue to utilize EUDL funding primarily to address social hosting, but also to increase the use of environmental strategies. The "Parents Who Host Lose the Most: Don't be a Party to Teenage Drinking" program will continue to be implemented. In addition, social hosting will be addressed by the continuation of "BUZZKILL: Serve under 21 and the Party's Over". This program addresses social hosting on college campuses, when students of legal drinking age (21) provide alcohol to underage students. Through both of these programs, local communities will be supported through increased law enforcement activities. Policy efforts will be supported at both the State and local levels. ODADAS is committed to capturing outcome information to ensure program effectiveness. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 4, 2011