Butte County Department of Behavioral Health Prevention Unit houses School and Community based programs aimed at building partnerships for positive and healthy community development to engage individuals as resources in their community.
The Prevention Unit offers an array of services aimed to promote positive emotional health and prevent the use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs.
The link between alcohol and sports is significant. 60% of US high school athletes report using alcohol.
Binge drinking, the most common form of underage drinking can cause an athlete to lose up to 14 days of training effect. A typical high school season is 10-12 weeks. Two weeks of lost training is 20% of the season.
“FNL makes me feel good and it has reduced stress and anger” FNL Participant