Tackling alcohol abuse requires a team approach involving parents, teachers, community organizations, law enforcement officials, the alcohol beverage industry, prevention authorities, beverage retailers and many others. Anheuser-Busch and its wholesalers like National Distributors have built alliances with people and groups in these areas, as well as with state government agencies that have resulted in the positive progress that has been achieved to prevent abuse.

National Distributors is proud to support the following programs:
"A Dose of Reality" Program For the past several years Linda Dutil, R.N.  has been speaking to thousands of middle school, high school, and college students across the country about the dangers of drug use, underage drinking, alcohol poisoning, drinking &
driving, driver and seatbelt safety, and self mutilation.

Linda shares ways to say no and very importantly, things to do if a friend has made poor choices and has been drinking. Linda doesn't lecture. She simply shares with students in a 45-minute assembly format what happens to them when they make poor choices. She shares personal, age appropriate stories of young people that she has cared for. 

By demonstrating the emergency room overdose or alcohol poisoning scene, she shows students exactly what they will experience if rushed to the hospital. This program is not graphic and not at scared-straight approach. It is straight forward though. Linda's program never fails to get and keep the student's attention.   

Home RunnersHome Runners National Distributors is the exclusive sponsor of Home Runners in the Metro Portland area. Better than a taxi company, Home Runners picks clients up and drives them home in their own car. No more worries about O.U.I.’s, overnight parking fees, round-trip taxi charges, vandalism or theft.

Alcohol StatsThis Anheuser-Busch sponsored website contains informative articles, reports and statistics on underage drinking, drunk driving, college issues, responsible drinking, and alcohol advertising. 

Family Talk This program helps prevent underage drinking by encouraging open, honest communication between parents and children. Developed by an advisory panel of education, family counseling, child psychology and alcohol treatment professionals, Family Talk materials are distributed free to parents and educators by Anheuser-Busch and its national network of distributors.

College Talk This program helps parents talk to their college-bound student about drinking. This program was developed by an advisory panel of authorities in the fields of education, family therapy, student health and wellness, alcohol treatment and social norms marketing, and through conversations with parents and students. It is distributed free by Anheuser-Busch and its team of wholesalers.



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