Alcohol Use and Abuse

Alcohol Use and Abuse

In partnership with Healthy 2020 Fond du Lac County 2020 Steering Committee, our coalition works to reduce alcohol use and abuse among youth and adults in our county.

Statistics that emphasize our need from 2013 include:

  • 14% of 8th-11th grade Fond du lac County students reported drinking five or more drinks in a row in the last 30 days*
  • 28% of Fond du Lac County adults reported excessive drinking in the past 30 days*

*Data from 2013 Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) Survey

Statistic from 2018:

  • 9% of 8th-11th grade Fond du Lac County students reported drinking five or more drinks in a row in the last 30 days
  • 39% of Fond du Lac County adults reported drinking the past 30 days **

*Data from 2018 Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) survey
**Data from the 2018 Community Health Assessment

Prevention strategies for our county:

The State of Wisconsin has amended State Statute 125 to define premises and list a scale of fines associated with “Social Host”

Social Host Ordinances allow law enforcement to hold individuals responsible for hosting or knowingly providing a place for underage drinking to occur. Six communities in Fond du Lac County have passed Social Host ordinances and are incompliance with the new Social Host law: City of Fond du Lac, the Villages of North Fond du Lac, Rosendale, Oakfield, Campbellsport and Fond du Lac County.  The Cities of Ripon and Waupun already had language to mirror State Stature 125 in their ordinance.

Community Event Alcohol Managment Toolkit allow local organizations to incorporate effective evidence-based strategies to reduce underage and binge drinking into their event.

Compliance Check Overview deter alcohol outlets from selling alcohol to underage youth.  Law enforcement officials supervise undercover youth who attempt to purchase alcohol and penalize establishments if the attempt is successful.2017 Compliance Check Summary.

Adult Alcohol & Drug Courts closely monitor offenders who commit crimes to support their addiction to alcohol and/or drugs.  Multiple agencies work towards ending the cycle of addiction and reducing recidivism.

Want To Know More? If you are interested in learning more about the preventing underage drinking or adult binge drinking or getting involved, please email Ellen Sorensen, or call 920-906-6700 ext. 4704.

DFC's Other Focus Areas

Prescription Drug Misuse, Heroin & Opioids: Four Pillar Approach, Alcohol Use & Abuse