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Brown Distributing: Brown Distributing Company was founded in 1962 by J. Dan Brown. Mr. Brown started his company with three trucks, four employees, and three brands of beer. The company has grown to become the Austin market leader in the beer industry, employing around 400 people, and carrying a wide variety of beer and non-alcohol beverages. Brown Distributing has always taken great pride in giving back to the communities in which they do business. Each year the company donates close to a million dollars to various non-profit, civic, and educational organizations, while sponsoring over 500 charitable events throughout Central Texas. For more information, visit our website at http://www.abwholesaler.com/group02/brown/home.
Aware Awake Alive:
Aware Awake Alive prevents loss of life to alcohol poisoning by educating teens, young adults and parents on the dangers and symptoms of alcohol overdose. We generate awareness and dialogue around amnesty-based policy and legislation, and create an atmosphere of partnership in which young people, parents, educators, and like-minded organizations share responsibility for supporting and educating one another. For more information visit our website at http://awareawakealive.org/.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Program: Providing free alcohol awareness and drunk driving prevention programs in Texas including “Watch UR BAC” and the DWI Prevention Simulator. For more information, visit our website at http://watchurbac.tamu.edu/.
Texas PTSA: A comprehensive media campaign designed to reveal the truth and dangers of distracted driving associated with DWI, cell phone use, texting, fatigue, and many other factors. This teen focused program begins with a compelling documentary; following the journeys of real families coping with the impact of poor driving decisions. For more information, visit our website at http://www.txpta.org/programs/ready-set-achieve/crash/.
University High School: Research shows that up to 90% of students with substance use problems who return to their former high schools after treatment quickly begin using drugs or alcohol again. University High School is the ONLY recovery high school in Central Texas between Dallas and San Antonio. At University High School, our mission is to enable each of our students to fulfill his or her personal and academic potential within a supportive and sober recovery environment. University High School is dedicated to the transformation of our students’ lives by providing individualized, challenging academics in a engaging, safe and sober environment. For more information, visit our website at http://www.uhighschool.com/.
Travis County Underage Drinking Prevention: The mission of the Travis County Underage Drinking Prevention task force is to create a community consensus that underage drinking is illegal, unhealthy, and unacceptable. The task force is comprised of social service, law enforcement, and other agencies and individuals, including TxDOT, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the Travis County Sheriff's Office, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) APD, area school districts, local colleges and universities, and health care providers. Meetings are held on a regular basis. For more information on this program, please visit
Teen and Family Services: Teen and Family Services is a peer based recovery support program for adolescents and their families who are suffering from the harmful effects of teen substance abuse. Our program is designed around after school and weekend hours. Our unique approach encompasses individual and family counseling, supervised after school and weekend social activities, parent education, various group meetings for teens and parents, quarterly group retreats, academic support at our after school center. Our teams of caring professionals, as well as our youth program coordinators have a heart for struggling teens. Each family is treated with the utmost respect and attention to their individual needs. For more information, visit our website at http://www.teenandfamilyservices.org/.
The Center for Students in Recovery: The mission of The Center for Students in Recovery is to provide a supportive community where students in recovery and in hope of recovery can achieve academic success while enjoying a genuine college experience free from alcohol and other drugs. For more information, visit our website at http://www.utexas.edu/student/studentaffairs/recovery/.