Clinton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition | Safe Drinking | Clinton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition | Clinton County, MI
The goal of the Clinton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition is to stop underage drinking and promote zero tolerance.
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Underage drinking is a serious public health problem in Michigan and even the entire United States. Alcohol is the most widely used substance of abuse among today’s youth and drinking by young people poses enormous health and safety risks.The consequences of underage drinking can affect everyone— regardless of age or drinking status.




When it comes to alcohol and underage drinking, it’s zero tolerance. When youth try alcohol, they often don’t realize the damaging effects drinking can have on their own lives, their families and their community. Aside from being illegal, underage drinking can hinder brain development, cause serious injury and even death. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse (NIH), 4,358 people under age 21 die each year from alcohol-related car crashes, homicides, suicides, alcohol poisoning, and other injuries such as falls, burns, and drowning.

CSAPC Safe Drinking


More than 20% of Clinton county 11th graders and 12% of 9th graders have consumed alcohol in the past 30 days. In addition, more female students than males students reported using alcohol (Clinton County MiPHY 2013-2014 Youth Survey). Our Coalition is here to change that statistic for the youth of and around Clinton county. We understand better than anyone that adolescent abuse of drugs and alcohol is a preventable behavior and the disease of drug/alcohol addiction is a treatable disease. Our goal is to provide our local youth with safe drinking resources and empower parents to have the needed conversations with their children about safe drinking.

Download Partnership Drug & Alochol Fact Sheet


At Clinton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, we are excited to be “doing our part” with alcohol prevention. We have a strategic prevention action plan that includes:


  • Facilitating vendor education to at least 90 of the alcohol vendors in Clinton County
  • Implement and evaluate PAL training models to prevent alcohol abuse and other high risk behaviors
  • Expanding PALS participation
  • Implement Project Alert, student resiliency-refusal skills for ATOD
  • Promote and implement TIPS trainings for both “on premise” and temporary alcohol vendors
  • Implement social norm campaigns “Most Teens Don’t” and “Above the Influence”


Are you ready to do your part?

*The above video demonstrates Michigan’s campaign highlighting five individuals who share how they are doing their part to prevent underage drinking. This video was produced through the SAMHSA/CSAP Underage Drinking Prevention Education Initiatives (UADPEI).
Talk Sooner


TalkSooner serves as a resource for parents to access information about alcohol use prevention. Focus group data suggested that youth do seek information and guidance from parents and other adults, so it is important that parents have these difficult conversations. The TalkSooner app, available on both Google Play Store and Apple App Store, is a free app that provides parents with help on how to have these difficult conversations, along with prevention techniques.

TalkSooner Alcohol Facts