Monroe County Coalition

Our Current Inititives

Alcohol sales training for businesses

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RVT gives business owners, managers, and staff  that serve alcohol knowledge and skills to serve alcohol responsibly and fulfill the legal requirements. 


RESPONSIBLE VENDOR ACT 

FLORIDA STATUTE 561.702 

(1) Eliminate the sale of alcoholic beverages to, and consumption of alcoholic beverages by underage persons.(2) Reduce intoxication-related accidents, injuries, and deaths in the state.  (3) Encourage alcoholic beverage vendors and their employees to prevent drug activity on their premises. (4) Encourage alcoholic beverage vendors to be prudent in their serving practices and to restrict the sanctions that may be imposed in administrative proceedings against those vendors who comply with responsible practices in accordance with this act.

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Youth Education Courses

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EVERFI is the nations leading education technology company helping teach critical topics in financial education, mental wellness, social-emotional learning, STEM exploration, prevention, and career success. EVERFI creates digital content and supplemental resources providing teachers with engaging, high quality and standards-aligned instruction to teach and assess these topics. EVERFI provides digital resources to districts throughout Florida at no cost through partnerships from organizations and foundations. Last year 4 million students learned critical skills through EVERFI.   


Monroe County Coalition, Inc. has partnered with Everfi who provides Education programs for youth and young adults. Community service hours are available for completing Everfi education programs. Please check with the institution requiring community service hours to be sure they will accept hours from Monroe County Coalition, Inc. 

Everfi Courses are computer, tablet and phone friendly.


Click the download link below to be taken to the list of programs and program codes to complete courses.

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Know the Law

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Did You Know?  

  • Sending a letter or any inscribed communication that threatens them or another member of their family with death or bodily injury is a second-degree felony. This includes any written threat in the form of note, text message, e-mail, instant message, social media message and any other form of electronic transfer.
  • Possession without a prescription medication without a prescription for that medication is a second-degree misdemeanor. This would include antibiotics, headache medication, and stomach medication-everything given by prescription. It is illegal to possess or share someone else’s prescription medication, especially psychotropic drugs.

Download the Booklet in English, Spanish, or Creole

Be ABove Bullying

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Be Above Bullying- Kindness feels good, too is a Social Norming Campaign with a goal of raising awareness among 5th through 9th grade students that being a bully isn’t the norm and doesn’t make you feel good for very long. 


Bullying can affect everyone- those who are bullied, those who bully, and those who witness bullying. Bullying is linked to many negative outcomes including impacts on mental health, substance use, and suicide, (SAMHSA). 


Kids who bully are more likely to have substance abuse problems and get in trouble with police. Working with students to decrease bullying behaviors and acts of violence against one another can improve the lives of our youth. 


Bullying can be prevented especially when the community works together.


NO ONE deserves to be bullied

EVERYONE deserves kindness


Contact Us for Bullying Prevention Materials

I Steer Clear

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 I STEER CLEAR is a research-based social norming campaign that works to reduce the number of drivers who are driving while under the influence.  Did you know...


  • Many substances can impair driving, including alcohol, some over-the-counter and prescription drugs, and illegal drugs.
  • Alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs impair the ability to drive because they slow coordination, judgment, and reaction times.
  • Cocaine and methamphetamine can make drivers more aggressive and reckless. 
  • Using two or more drugs at the same time, including alcohol, can amplify the impairing effects of each drug a person has consumed.
  • Some prescription and over-the-counter medicines can cause extreme drowsiness, dizziness, and other side effects.


Read and follow all warning labels before driving and note that warnings against “operating heavy machinery” include driving a vehicle. Impaired drivers can’t accurately assess their own impairment – which is why no one should drive after using any impairing substances. Remember: If you feel different, you drive different. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Download the Brochure in English, Spanish, or Creole

No One's House

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No One's House is a Safe Place for Teen Drinking is a comprehensive social norming campaign that works to reduce the number of parents in a community who are providing teens with alcohol and/or allowing teens to drink in their homes.

 

Some parents have the belief that letting teens drink under their roof is “safe drinking”, but when it comes to teens, there is no safe drinking. Providing teens with alcohol or allowing teen drinking in your home is not only against the law, is also against the beliefs of many parents. 


Teen drinking is the cause of a series of adverse effects including motor vehicle crashes, risky sexual behaviors, accidental deaths, decreased school performance, brain impairment, economic costs to communities, and more.


In 2018, among Monroe County high school students who reported drinking alcohol in the past 30-days, students reported "Another person's home"  followed by "my home" as their most common drinking locations.  The most common source of  alcohol was from someone giving it to them, 7% of high school drinkers reporting they took the alcohol from a family member without their knowledge.  (Source: 2018 Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey).


Help us keep our kids safe, and see all of the other parents in our communities who have made the commitment, by making the pledge below.

Make the Pledge - No Alcohol for Teens At Your House
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Cirrhosis

(Sir-o-sis) of the liver describes a condition where scar tissue gradually replaces healthy liver cells, which can lead to liver failure.  The most common cause is heavy alcohol use. Drinking too much alcohol for years on end raises your risk of cirrhosis.  


Heavy, regular, long-term drinkers are much more likely to develop cirrhosis, compared with other, healthy people. In fact, as many as 35% of heavy drinkers develop alcoholic hepatitis and of these 55% already have cirrhosis. 

Why Care?

Your liver has over 500 roles and is  the largest solid organ in your body.  It cleans your blood.  It produces an important digestive liquid called bile.  It stores energy in the form of a sugar called glycogen. 


Basically, you can't live without it. 


Cirrhosis can lead to serious complications.  It is the most advanced type of alcohol-related liver disease and the damage is irreversible. However, abstinence may improve symptoms and prevent further damage. 

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KNow the Law Booklets

Monroe County Know the Law Booklet EnglishDownload
Monroe County Know the Law Booklet SpanishDownload
Monroe county Know The Law Booklet CreoleDownload

I Steer clear brochures

I Steer Clear Brochure-EnglishDownload
I Steer Clear Brochure-SpanishDownload
I Steer Clear Brochure- CreoleDownload