By Duncan Harrison
Join AVAPC This Wednesday
During the fourth Wednesday of every month, excluding December, the Antelope Valley Alcohol Prevention Coalition meets to handle group business. Tarzana Treatment Centers, L.A. County's Department of Public Health - Substance Abuse Prevention and Control, Pueblo Y Salud, Bartz-Altadonna, and several more groups joined together to create AVAPC for one purpose: decrease the number of underage drinkers by limiting the accessibility of alcohol. Because of this cause's scope, AVAPC is always looking for more members to join them. If you would like to help out, come to the AVAPC meeting this Wednesday at Tarzana Treatment Centers (44443 10th St. West, Lancaster CA).
During the meetings, AVAPC members discuss how to best reduce the underage drinking problem. They try to find the most effective tools to draft to the Lancaster's Social Host Ordinance: policies, practices, activities, and programs. In addition to the main group, AVAPC also has a Media Relations Committee that promotes the AVAPC and its mission. This group meets once a quarter and will develop a social media strategy that involves public participation. The MRC is particularly important because, according to AVAPC, friends and family are the primary source of alcohol for underage drinkers.
For more information about AVAPC and their meeting times, call 800-996-1051.