Posted 12 months ago
By Corey Sorenson
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has been awarded a five-year, $7.5 million federal grant to address underage drinking in 11 counties including Dawes and Scotts Bluff. Department officials say Nebraskans in their late teens and early 20s are the most likely age group to drink, to drive after drinking, and to die or suffer injuries in an alcohol-related crash.
The federal Substance and Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration chose the 11 counties for the grant because they are considered higher-risk areas based on data from surveys, hotlines, treatment admissions and community assessment information.
The other counties are Adams, Boyd, Dawson, Douglas, Hall, Lancaster, Madison, Platte, and Thurston.
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