The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence of Tulare County would like to thank the over 600 Tulare County merchants participating in the “We Don’t Serve Teens” Campaign and the businesses and employees that have participated in the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control: Licensee Education on Alcohol and Drug Program.
The teen campaign in Tulare County encourages community awareness to reduce the easy accessibility of alcohol to youth and responsible retail practices. Working with State Department of ABC we co-hosted with the Visalia Police Department two licensee trainings in Tulare County, which provides updated information to licensees and their employees on the special responsibilities associated with selling alcoholic beverages.
Retailers play an essential role in reducing teen access. Responsible retail practices are key to preventing illegal alcohol sales. Retailers must have specific policies that are backed up by training and accountability.
Participating businesses are recognizable by the WDST decal displayed on their premises, with the message, “The legal drinking age is 21: Thanks for not providing alcohol to teens.” and “Please don’t provide alcohol to teens. It’s unsafe. It’s illegal. It’s irresponsible.”
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Kelley Nunes, Tulare, and the NCADD board of directors and staff