through counseling, housing and education.
NewBridge Hosts Free Alcohol Prevention Program
North Jersey, N.J., March 8, 2010 - NewBridge Services, Inc., a nonprofit provider of behavioral health and education services, is once again offering its free Fatal Vision® goggles program to schools and organizations. Thousands of students have worn these goggles that simulate the sensation of being intoxicated, and experienced the visual impairment that comes with drinking alcohol.
"Many teens don't understand how alcohol affects the brain and impairs one's ability to drive, walk or even write. This program is a powerful tool for teens to learn the disabling effects of alcohol consumption," said Mary Vineis, prevention services coordinator, NewBridge.
NewBridge also offers Fatal Vision kits free for loan to teachers, police officers, student assistance coordinators, school resource officers, nurses or other leaders of children's groups who wish to educate young people about the effects of drinking alcohol. The kits include goggles, class materials, videos and teaching guides.
Funding for this effort is provided through a federal grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to the State Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control. For more information on the Fatal Vision goggles program or to receive a copy of NewBridge's prevention program brochure for schools and youth organizations, call Mary Vineis at (973) 839-2521 ext. 2228.
About NewBridge Services
Founded in 1963, NewBridge Services, Inc. is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) community organization providing innovative programs and education services in five focus areas: mental health, addiction, housing, youth programs and senior services. Whether guiding people as they cope with stress, grief, or substance abuse, or providing advice to those with parenting, relationship or caregiving challenges, NewBridge helps people bring balance to their lives.