Meet Black Friday’s cousin that not as many people talk about: “Blackout Wednesday.” That’s the day before Thanksgiving, one of the biggest days for alcohol sales in the U.S.  It presents liquor brands with a prime opportunity to reach the coveted millennial audience, but that marketing has to be done on the sly…as Blackout Wednesday historically brings with it a massive increase in DUI crashes.


To share the 5 rules to drive if you have teens?
IDIPIC does classroom presentations not just “the goggle thing” at the middle schools?
NEWS LINKS / National Teens Swayed by Alcohol Ads
NEWS LINKS / State State troopers warn drivers about new pot-in-cars law
NASWI NEWS VAQ-135 has reserved a panel for Monday, Nov. 23 at 0800. If your command had an IDIPIC panel more than two years ago or never had one, contact JoAnn at idipict@idipic.org to get more info or to reserve one. These are award-winning all hands DUI prevention panels provided free thanks to community funding. See panel details HERE.
PANELS for November: the 7th in Freeland and 14thand 19thin Oak Harbor. For  future panel dates and times, check the schedule HERE. Panels for other counties can be found HERE.
PARTNERS IN PREVENTION Many of our Partners in Prevention enjoyed IDIPIC’s OkSOBERfest appreciation luncheon October 24 th.  Well decorated with an assist from helper Marie Venice. From Brats to Streudel and even a Root Beer Garden, serenaded by Oompah Music, a good time had by all. A hearty DANKE! to Partners in Prevention Food Services of America, Arby’s and Safeway for donating the delicious food, to the Elks Lodge for providing the use of the dining room and to Kerry Allen Elks Manager for prepping the meals. See all our Partners HERE.
SCHOOL REPORT IDIPIC’S: Th!nk, Don’t Drink or Drug presentation was presented during Red Ribbon Week to:
- 87 students in four health classes at Oak Harbor Middle School. 

- 67 students in 3 science classes at Coupeville Middle School.

- 35 students in two health classes at North Whidbey Middle School.
THANK YOU to our October speakers Shellie Johnson, Brian Grimm, Erika Carnahan, Ernie Branigh and Camille Brighten  AND our helpers Phyllis Rainey and Eph Robbins.
THANK YOU 2 to our helpers on Sunday October 25: OHHS students Cayla Aborqui and Stephanie Kolden and NASWI’s Kristi Lewis. During our 15 th annual Be Safe Be Seen on Halloween with Walmart we had over 100 stop by our display to pick up goodies. Since 2001, Oak Harbor Wal-Mart and IDIPIC have teamed up for this community service to help keep trick-or-treaters safe. Free reflective trick-or-treat bags are given away along with reflective costume stickers and candy. Plus a treat for drivers: glow-in-the-dark designated driver key fobs.