Alcohol Committee Meeting December 7, 2018


Committee Name: Alcohol Committee

Meeting Date: Friday, December 7, 2018

Meeting Location: Evanston Public Library

Actual Start/End Time of Meeting: 2:00pm-3:00pm

Recorded By: Erin Tegge



Attendance: Jeffrey Wolfe, ITA; Kiana Jones, Northwestern University; Angela Mitchell, Northwestern University; Gina Migliore, PEER Services; Ria Kataria, PEER Services; Erin Tegge, PEER Services


  • Reschedule of Driving Under the Influence Coalition Meeting in January

    • Looking at either January 31 or February 7 to reschedule this meeting to give time for marketing

    • Talk to past coalition chair, Beth Hunt to see if she is interested in speaking as well

    • Will contact YOU to see if space is available as well

    • Marketing event through ETHS, D65, ESAP, maybe the Roundtable online?

  • Upcoming 2019 winter/spring events

    • Social Hosting Presentation

      • ESAP was asked by another local coalition (GNCY – Glenview Northbrook Coalition for Youth) to partner with them in hosting some presentations and trainings this coming March regarding underage drinking and social host laws.  The presenters are coming from southern/central Illinois and would like to do a few presentations in the area to make the trip worth it! They will host a set of training specifically for law enforcement and then an evening and morning presentation for parents.  GNCY asked us to host the morning presentation.  Dates set for March 11 & 12. 

      • Need to determine location for March 12 presentation

      • Northwestern Police, as well as Evanston Police should be informed of law enforcement trainings.

    • Your Actions Matter

      • Typically outreach begins in February

      • Will begin organizing efforts at January meeting

    • Snowflake

      • Snowflake will be March 8, 2018

    • Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

      • The Evanston Public Library will be hosting the next Youth mental health first aid training on January 26.  Registration is open and at

  • BASSET Training – no discussion

  • Northwestern Partnership Ideas

    • Upon release of the upcoming grant for FY20, should discuss incoportating services/efforts at Northwestern

    • Current need is for helping students increase healthy coping skills and to not use substances to deal with stress.

    • Discussed a cultural norm on campus regarding drinking and will look into Jason Levy’s Better Drinking Culture

  • Toolkits - Retailer & Drivers Ed – no discussion

  • Next Meeting Date – Doodle Poll to be completed




Post Meeting Action Items

Action Assigned To Deadline

Meeting Space for Jan. Meeting Erin December 31, 2018

Meeting Space for March Meeting Ria Next Meeting

Doodle Poll for Jan. Committee Mtg. Erin December 17, 2018

Northwestern Police: Contact to Erin for trainings Angela Next Meeting

Reach out to Beth Hunt re: coalition Mtg Erin Next Meeting



Next Meeting

Next Meeting: TBD – doodle poll to be sent

Alcohol Committee Meeting, November 9, 2018


Ria Kataria, PEER Services
Gina Migliore, PEER Services
Jeffrey Wolfe, Institute for Therapy through the Arts


  1. Basset Training: All retailers and stores in Evanston with a liquor license, require sellers and servers to go through a mandatory training called the BASSET training.
    - Potentially host training in December before Winter breaks start and part-time jobs begin. Gauge demand for training.
    -Online training could be expensive

  2. December Coalition Meeting:
    - Y.O.U. Dec 13, 10 am
    - Speakers are ready
    -Theme is Distracted Driving

  3. Local Ads: Our Ads are being currently posted in the Evanston Roundtable (online and print), the Evanstonian (online and print).

  4. Promo Items were also discussed, potential ideas being flash drives, pop sockets with an anti-drinking and driving message

  5. Drivers ed prevention Kits, and Retailer kits: These kits should not only focus on the negative effects of alcohol drinking, but harm reduction, positive coping skills, current comprehensive resource list, a mix of online files as well as actual paper material.

  6. Next Meeting: December 7th at 2PM

ESAP Coalition Meeting Minutes, March 24, 2017


ESAP Coalition Meeting

Tuesday, March, 14 2017




Erin Tegge, PEER Services

Zaneta Balaban, PEER Services

Julia Brownfield, PEER Services

Angelo Militello, JCF

Anna Landmeier, ETHS

Georgia Martin, Parent

Brian Meister, CADC

Erin Fisher, City of Evanston

Judy Roberts, Parent

Hermann Riecke, Parent


1.      Introductions

2.      Misperceptions of Marijuana presentation

3.      Presentation discussion


Impressions from coalition members present:

• The presentation pointed out the difference between medical and “regular” marijuana.

There are specific uses for medical marijuana. The problem with the term “medical” is

that the marijuana being sold at dispensaries has such high THC levels that it’s actually

not medical marijuana, it’s just marijuana with extremely high levels of THC. The term

‘medical’ is being used only to benefit the newly established industry.

• FDA has drugs in clinical testing for medical marijuana (3 therapeutic areas):

1. Sativex (CBD & THC) for cancer pain & spasticity (Currently approved in Europe and


2. Epidiolex (CBD) for childhood

3. Investigating CBD for infantile spasms

• A parent present mentioned that she appreciated the statistics about marijuana use by

ETHS students because her daughter thought that more students were using marijuana

than they actually are.

• The statistics show that 70% of students are not using marijuana.

• It was mentioned to by a professional present to be sure and stay away from scare

tactics when talking to your teen. Stick to the facts.



What is being done by the school?

• The school has public health social norms campaigns to bring awareness to substance


• The school uses evidence based approaches prevention practices.

• There are focus groups that provide information and ask students questions regarding

“what they know or what they’ve heard” about the issue at hand. Also, to find out if the

message is reaching them and if they work.

• There are social workers on site that work with students and they provide resources and

refer to programs as necessary.

What can we do as a coalition?

• ESAP continues to work with ETHS, middle schools, other community organizations,

extend parent outreach, provide education & materials, ETHS lunch room activites,

provide volunteer opportunities, social media outreach, & outreach through other news

media sources.

• What else can we do to get our message across? We will continue to host semimonthly

coalition meetings along with monthly meetings of our specific committees,

alcohol, tobacco/marijuana, and prescription & other drug.


What can parents do?

• Stay up to date on current research and trends

• Have an ongoing conversation with your teen

• Be open-minded

• Non-judgmental

• Use active listening

• Use naturally occurring conversation starters (movies, songs, news stories, etc.)

• Send a clear no-use message

• Set clear rules and expectations

• Talk with other parents

The #1 believable source of information about alcohol and substance use, are parents. Have those

conversations and continue to have them.


4. Next meeting Wednesday, May,3 2017


Funding provided in whole or in part by the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Cardinal Health Foundation. The views, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of IDHS, SAMHSA or the Cardinal Health Foundation.