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SRSLY Stockbridge teaches local servers how to prevent drunk driving, underage drinking and alcohol abuse

SRSLY Stockbridge and Stockbridge Bowl hosted a training session on Monday, April 15 to teach local servers how to prevent drunk driving, underage drinking and alcohol abuse.  Participants became certified in the Training for Intervention ProcedureS (TIPS), an alcohol server training program taught in communities nationwide.

“We would like to thank the servers that participated from Big Chuck’s Pizza Plus, Chelsea Lanes, Country Pub, Munith Café, and Stockbridge Bowl for their commitment to helping reduce alcohol-related incidents in our community, including the prevention of underage drinking,” said Emily Stewart, coalition director of SRSLY Stockbridge.

TIPS training enhances the people skills of servers and sellers of alcohol.  Program participants were trained by a certified instructor to detect signs of intoxication and gain the confidence needed to intervene effectively to prevent alcohol-related problems.  Participants also learned to identify people underage and those intoxicated.

SRSLY Stockbridge sponsored the training with funds from the 5 Healthy Towns Foundation.

The TIPS program offers different versions, each tailored to the specific sites where alcohol is sold or consumed.  To date, more than five million participants in over 50 different countries have been TIPs-certified.  For more information, please visit www.gettips.com.