Alcohol Use Resources
Across age groups, alcohol misuse is a serious issue in our communities. Power of Prevention has a variety of programs that address alcohol abuse including:
- SIRP- The Student Intervention and Reintegration Program (SIRP) is supported through the Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services prevention efforts. SIRP is designed to target at risk youth ages 13-18 (high school age). Youth are considered at-risk if they are experimenting with or otherwise using alcohol or other drugs, but are not assessed and deemed appropriate for treatment intervention. Young people are referred to SIRP by a parent, teacher, administrator, or probation officer. The aim of SIRP is to empower youth to make healthy decisions and reduce the risk for problems in the future.The program focuses on two measurable behavioral prevention goals: reduce risk of alcohol and drug problems throughout their lifetime and reduce high-risk choices. The intervention used by SIRP is the PRIME for Life under 21 program, provided by the Prevention Research Institute, Inc. (PRI), and is designed to influence behaviors using research-based persuasion protocol. The PRIME program is taught by trained and certified PRIME for Life Instructors. For more information on the program, including online referral submissions, go to: http://sirp.adcareme.org/
- Responsible Beverage Server and Seller Trainings: Power of Prevention collaborates with the Caribou Police Department to host both on premise and off premise Responsible Beverage Server and Seller (RBS) trainings for alcohol retailer establishments, restaurants and bars across Aroostook County. We use the TIPS (Training for Intervention Procedures) program. It is designed to prevent intoxication, drunk driving and underage drinking.Participants will learn about Maine liquor laws, best practices for examining identification cards, how to recognize potential alcohol-related problems and how to intervene to prevent alcohol related problems. Participants will be certified for three years after completing the training.For more information about upcoming trainings or to schedule a free training, contact Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources for Alcohol Awareness (Maine Office of Substance Abuse)