Category Archives: Alcohol

Binge Drinking in New Jersey

Tobacco use has gone down in New Jersey in the past years, but binge drinking for age 12 and up, has steadily increased. Though it’s not a significant increase, it is still on the rise. Check out this graph that shows the dangers of drug use in New Jersey on dependence.

Get your ID out

The month of July, CCSHM will be working with other coalitions and local places with liquor licenses to encourage them to ID everyone and keep Morris County safe. The Get Your ID out campaign involves us giving out black lights, 2018 ID books that shows pictures of current IDs for every state, and a sign stating “We ID, Get Your ID out”. This is to limit the access of alcohol to those underage drinking. By providing the resources to the places with liquor licenses, it increases awareness and perception of risk, and decreases use.

Treatment Admissions in Morris County

Did you know that in New Jersey, in 2016, there were 91  admissions to treatment for alcohol related reasons for people under 18? And in Morris County, there were 6 alcohol treatment admissions for those under 18. Though 6 may not seem like a high number, that means that not only were people under age drinking, but drinking to the point of needing detox or alcohol use treatment. Over the past year, the alcohol admissions have declined, but drug admissions have gone up. In 2015, there were 54 drug related admissions in Morris County, which in one year, went up to 88 drug related admissions.

As the perception of risk continues to be lowered, the rate of use continues to go up.