The mission of the DeKalb Community PROMISE is to utilize all resources including data collection in the targeted communities to effectively provide prevention programs, effective intervention and/or treatment when appropriate and to reduce substance abuse among youth. Built by Beyond The Bell and the community of DeKalb County, the DeKalb Community PROMISE is a group of representatives from organizations, faith-based communities, non-profits, businesses, and community members who have united to create change within DeKalb County in regards to the prevention of substance abuse among youth. The coalition was formed in 2004 under the name of Beyond The Bell and the Coalition to Prevent Underage Drinking.
Underage Drinking, Alcohol Abuse, Heavy and Binge Drinking Prevention Programs
Family and community partnerships
UNDER AGE DRINKING
Beyond The Bell has begun a community wide campaign based on data collected within our focus communities during FY’14. Our communities include The City of Stone Mountain, unincorporated Decatur and unincorporated Lithonia. This data shows that heavy and binge drinking is somewhat of a concern in DeKalb County, however the data also shows most young adults in DeKalb County avoid alcohol when they are around it. This is positive news and we at Beyond The Bell is dedicated to providing an awareness campaign using social media to educate young adults 18-25 of the dangers of heavy and binge drinking. Binge drinking is defined as 5 or more drinks in a single setting for males and 4 or more drinks in a single setting for females.
To get involved in our efforts especially if you are between the ages of 18-25, please contact us at www.beyondthebellkids.org or (770- 285-6037.
This project is funded in part by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, State of Georgia.