Working together to keep our youth alcohol and drug free!

Free B.A.S.S.E.T. Training


Date of Class:   Monday September 26th, 2016 9AM until 1PM

The Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training (BASSET) program is the State of Illinois’ seller/server training program. Under the licensing and regulatory support of the Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC), the BASSET Program is designed to encourage sellers/servers of alcoholic beverages to serve responsibly and stay within the law.

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Keep Talking to Your Child. Stay Connected.

PARENTS-RESOURCE-BOOKLET-REV2As teens enter high school their chances of encountering alcohol and drugs increase, and so does the need for frequent conversations about this topic. In fact, 2014 Madison County Illinois Youth Survey data indicates that by 10th grade, 31% of
students report past 30 day use of alcohol (a drastic increase
from 15% of 8th grade students).

Keep the conversations going. Keep talking and stay connected!

Read more by downloading the Parents Education Resource Booklet (PDF)

Alcohol compliance checks completed

Posted on Jan 12, 2015 by Julia Biggs

No businesses sold to minor operatives

DHSlogoThe Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP) in coordination with the Edwardsville Police Department worked together last month to reduce underage drinking in the area. The Edwardsville Police Department worked with minor operatives to check a total of 18 businesses that sell packaged alcohol and not one of these businesses checked sold alcohol to minors who were assisting with the detail.

Read more, online, in the Intelligencer


About Epic

The Edwardsville Peer Influence Club (EPIC) group is one of the largest extracurricular clubs at Edwardsville High School.  EPIC members are comprised of students from all grade levels and are accepted to the club after successfully completing an application and interview process. EPIC members are leaders, helpers, educators, and role models.  Their primary mission is to encourage their peers to avoid alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs and to engage in safe and healthy behaviors.  They do this by sharing educational information and media campaigns and by planning fun activities for all EHS students.  Some of the events they have sponsored in the past include:  Tailgate party before a home football game, Red Ribbon 5K race, Teen-only Trivia nights, lunchtime giveaways and activities, Halloween costume contests…and many more.  EPIC members also do a great deal of volunteer work at other District 7 schools and the community.

“EPIC is an awesome group!  I LOVE being a part of it and feel like I am doing something really good for my school.”  …current EPIC member

Tiger Truths Campaign

tiger-truths-3-cell-phone tiger-truths-1-theater tiger-truths-2-dogThe Tiger Truths campaign at Edwardsville High School has been sharing positive information with EHS students since the 2011/2012 school year.  The focus of the campaign is to share the “Tiger Truth” that “2 out of 3 EHS Students DO NOT Use Alcohol.”  This important message is designed to correct the misperception by students that most students use alcohol.  All of the data comes directly from the Illinois Youth Survey administered every two years to students in 6th, 8th, 10th, and 12th grades. The IYS is developed by the Center for Prevention Research and Development at the University of Illinois. The Tiger Truths campaign includes posters (hung around the school), announcements, giveaways, banners, and much more.

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Is It Worth It?

worthCampaignBworthCampaignAworthCampaignCBelieve it or not, alcohol is still the number one drug of choice among teens.  Where do teens get their alcohol from?  Many teens actually report getting it from their parents!  The “Is it worth it” campaign was designed using data from the 2012 Illinois Youth Survey (Edwardsville High School 10th grade students).  The campaign aims to educate parents on the consequences of providing alcohol to those who are under the age of 21.  These messages can be seen throughout the community in a variety of ways including posters, report card inserts, insulated shopping tote bags, pens, and note pads.

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