Statement of Organizations Supporting Inclusion of Anti-underage Drinking
Messages in the Youth Anti-drug Media Campaign

An effective anti-drug prevention program directed at America's young people must include a significant effort to discourage underage drinking. Alcohol is the leading drug problem among young people in America, and a "gateway" to the use of other drugs.

We therefore call on Members of Congress and the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) to work together to insure that a series of underage drinking prevention messages is included as a substantial part of the federally paid portion of the "Anti-Drug Youth Media Campaign."

National Organizations
Adventist Health Network
American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
American Academy of Pediatrics
American College of Nurse-Midwives
American College of Preventive Medicine
American Dance Therapy Association
American Health and Temperance Association
American Medical Association
American Medical Student Association
American Medical Women's Association
American Public Health Association
American School Health Association
American Society of Addiction Medicine
Center for Science in the Public Interest
Child Welfare League of America
Consumer Coalition for Health and Safety
Consumer Federation of America
Join Together
Latino Coalition on Alcohol and Tobacco
The Marin Institute
Mothers Against Drunk Driving
National Alliance of Pupil Services Organizations
National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers
National Association of Evangelicals
National Association for Public Health Policy
National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors
National Association on Alcohol, Drugs, and Disability
National Crime Prevention Council
National Drug Prevention League
National Families in Action
The National Road Safety Foundation
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
Partnership for Recovery:
   The Betty Ford Center
   Caron Foundation
   Hazelden Foundation
   Valley Hope Association
Service Employees International Union (AFL-CIO)
Seventh-day Adventist Church of North America
Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission
United Methodist Church, Board of Church & Society
Youth Power (formerly: Just Say No, International)

State and Local Organizations
AGC/United Learning (Evanston, Ill)
Alcohol Research Information Service (MI)
Alcohol Services, Inc. (Syracuse, NY)
Break Free Outpatient, Inc. (Hollywood, FL)
'Cause Children Count Coalition (Washington, DC)
Charlotte-Mecklenburg [NC] Drug and Alcohol Fighting Back Project
Christian Citizens of Arkansas Communities that Care - Somerset County (PA)
Dauphin County Regional Alcohol/Drug Awareness Resources (PA)
Florida Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors
Georgia Alcohol Policy Partnership (GAPP)
Indiana Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking
Illinois Churches in Action
Lake County (FL) Citizens Committee for Alcohol Health Warnings
Lancaster County Drug and Alcohol Commission (PA)
Lebanon County Drug & Alcohol Prevention Program (PA)
Los Angeles County Commission on Alcoholism
Maryland Underage Drinking Prevention Coalition
National Capitol Area Coalition to Prevent Underage Drinking (DC)
New Haven Fighting Back
Newark Fighting Back Partnership, Inc.
New Visions/ Mercy Hall Chemical Dependency Program (Johnstown, PA)
PAR, Inc. (Pinellas Park, Florida)
Pennsylvanians Against Underage Drinking
Pennsylvania Council on Alcohol Problems
Pennsylvania Prevention Director's Association
Perry (County) Human Services (PA)
Phase: Piggy Back, Inc. (New York)
PRIDE - Omaha
Somerset County Department of Human Services (PA)
St. Vincent College Prevention Projects (Latrobe, PA)
TODAY, Inc. (Vensalem, PA)
Vallejo Fighting Back Partnership (CA)
The Village (Miami, FL)
Youth As Resources (Somerset County, PA)