Combating Underage Drinking
The Combating Underage Drinking (CUD) coalition focuses on prevention, policy, and enforcement to counteract underage and high-risk drinking. Many organizations form the coalition, and work to affect policies and practices associated with underage and high-risk drinking and related consequences.
Partners Preventing Underage Drinking in Baltimore County
We all have a part to play in combating underage and high-risk drinking. Businesses, colleges and universities, the courts, organizations, media, County agencies, schools, parents and youth are involved in efforts to address this issue.
To become involved, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
CUD Mission: To reduce both underage access to alcohol and the high-risk use of alcohol by youth and young adults in the Baltimore Metropolitan area through the collaborative efforts of a diverse group of members utilizing a variety of comprehensive strategies.
- Facilitate and sustain active, diverse collaboration and communication among agencies, organizations, and individuals to address underage drinking-related issues
- Reduce youth access to alcohol by addressing commercial availability through alcohol retail establishments
- Reduce youth access to alcohol by addressing social availability
- Increased, consistent enforcement of underage drinking laws
- Building community and judicial support of consistent enforcement
- Increased community recognition and willingness to deal with the issue of underage drinking
- Pursue policy change that affects alcohol misuse by underage individuals, as needed
- Promote the education of youth, parents and the community on the dangers and consequences of high-risk drinking
The Coalition meets every other month from September through May on the third Tuesday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Meetings are held at Towson University and are open to the public. View the agendas and minutes from the Coalition meetings.
Members of the Combating Underage Drinking Coalition include:
- Baltimore County Police Department
- Baltimore County Department of Corrections, Alternative Sentencing Program
- Baltimore County Public Schools: Parent University — BCPS Health Education
- Towson University: Towson ATOD Prevention Center
- University of Maryland Baltimore County: Health Promotion — Alcohol and Other Drugs
- Baltimore County Liquor Board
- Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) MD
- Stevenson University: Drug and Alcohol Prevention Packet — Health and Wellness
- Goucher College: Alcohol and Drug Policy — JED Campus Program
- Loyola University: Student Support and Wellness Program
- Maryland Collaborative to Reduce College Drinking and Related Harms — College Parents Matter
- Alternatives to Dependency: Essex Towson
- Jewish Community Services
- Charles Village Pub
- Towson Communities Alliance
- Maryland Highway Safety Office — Zero Deaths MD
- Baltimore County Department of Health Prevention Services