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DoSomething.org offers up innovative ideas for young people to get involved and make a change. Their action tips for alcohol abuse awareness include a guide on creating a designated driver program, on designing an informational health brochure, and filming a documentary.

DoSomething.org is one of the largest organizations in the U.S.



The Prize Posse, part of the "Be the DD and Win" campaign, has come to Ventura twice over the summer, and will come through again on Friday, September 30.

The Posse, who promote awareness and appreciation of designated drivers at targeted clubs in downtown Ventura, has given away pamphlets, candy, and

The Acorn provides an update to the County's Social Host Ordinance, a civil fine which can be levied against people who allow underage drinking on their premises.

Promisingly, the SHO has been put into effect 83 times in Ventura County, since it went into effect in 2006.

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Drugfree.org reports of a new resource that will be valuable to parents regarding the issues of substance abuse and young people.

The Parents Toll-Free Helpline, 1-855-DRUGFREE (1-855-378-4373), is staffed by clinical social workers with practical experience in substance abuse prevention and treatment. The helpline, launched by The Partnership at Drugfree.org, began taking calls in April