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BCCS honored for alcohol prevention program

Mar 17, 2013

Brandywine Counseling and Community Service's Statewide Coalition received an award for commitment to the community. These coalitions are funded by the Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant to reduce alcohol use and misuse among 12-25-year-olds. BCCS's Amanda Pollock accepted the honorary medal, which was presented at the recent Sussex County Action Prevention Coalition Meeting.

BCCS received funding from the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health to provide comprehensive substance abuse prevention services. The program aims to reduce consumption patterns of underage drinking and binge drinking for youth and young adults as well as the negative consequences of such behavior, most specifically DUI and alcohol-related accidents; increase the perception of the risks related to underage drinking and youth/young adult binge drinking, as well as increase collaboration among prevention providers throughout Delaware to improve existing and future initiatives to reduce underage drinking in order to reach these overall goals.

Brandywine Counseling & Community Services Inc. is a nonprofit organization that contributes to creating stronger communities by creatively providing education, advocacy, treatment and prevention services.  BCCS is Delaware's most recognized provider of behavioral services with nine locations statewide. For more information, go to www.brandywinecounseling.org.

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