Bloomington/Normal Community Campus Committee is determined to counter binge drinking through campus and community partnerships.

Convincing students not to binge drink isn’t easy, particularly when they're surrounded by social influences encouraging them to do just that; Cheap drink specials, easy access to alcohol, and glamorous, fun, sex-filled advertising imagery, and you have a very appealing message. Fortunately, we're learning that we can counter these influences through campus-community partnerships.

Latest Newsletter
Feb 5

Highlights from the First BN Parents’ Speaker Series Event: Adolescence

Kristy Braun, Nurse Practitioner from OSF Pediatrics, spoke to a group of parents and teachers this month at the first BN Parents’ Speaker Series Event hosted by OSF Center for Healthy Lifestyles.  The conversation was two-way and, the information shared, valuable. For those not able to attend, here are the… [Read the Rest]

Dec 20

I Didn’t See That Coming

A few years back, an article in National Geographic caught my attention. In it, the author suggested teens actually “court risk” more than at any other time in life and view risk and reward differently than adults. Did you catch that? DIFFERENTLY than us! What is key in understanding the… [Read the Rest]

Nov 14

Keeping Holiday Celebrations Safe

Tis the season for gift giving and holiday cheer. It is a time when kitchens are full of wonderful smells and many homes are often stocked with alcohol for the festivities. The problem, underage drinking becomes harder to prevent. To keep your teen safe, and you out of trouble, we… [Read the Rest]