Anonymous tip line implemented by SABHCS

Published 8:54 am Monday, November 28, 2011

Southwest Alabama Behavioral Health Care Systems provides prevention services and current prevention information for people of all ages throughout Southwest’s catchment area (Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia and Monroe counties).

Recently, they have been working to implement an anonymous tip line that is now available throughout the entire catchment area. The purpose of the line is to report suspicions or knowledge of any activity related to underage drinking or drug use in the community. This could include things such as an upcoming underage parties being planned, alcohol sales to minors, or social hosting.

By making this anonymous tip line available SABHCS hopes to cut down on the number of underage arrests related to alcohol and other drugs, and to encourage people to report illegal activities taking place in their community.

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Thank you for taking the time to read about our efforts. SABHCS Prevention Coordinator Megan Shelnutt said residents should feel free to contact the center with questions or feed back.

“Please feel free to contact the Prevention Coordinator at Southwest Alabama Behavioral Healthcare Systems with any questions you may have,” Shelnutt said.

She can be reached via e-mail at Residents can be entered in a drawing for a $200 Wal-Mart gift card by completing an online survey about underage drinking and drug use in their community.

This can be found at the SABHCS prevention Web site,
Shelnutt said she is hopeful about the impact the new tip line will have on the area.

“We hope that you all are on board with helping us to make Southwest Alabama a safer and better place for all of our youth,” she said.

Anonymous Prevention Tip Line: 855-U-CALL-IN.