A study published in the July 2014 issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs revealed that the brands of alcohol popular among underage drinkers are the same ones most heavily advertised in magazines read by youth. The findings provide further evidence that alcohol ads can encourage young people to drink.
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850 East River Place; Ste. 304
Jackson, MS 39202 (map)
Welcome to MADD Mississippi!
The MADD MS State Office is located in the heart of Jackson, MS and manages programs that serve over 471 victims and 15,000 children/youth per year. Statewide efforts are growing and are comprised of two key areas: Victim Services and Youth Programs. MADD MS programs are coordinated and implemented by paid staff and approximately 127 volunteers. The MADD MS State Office is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. except on holidays.
Due to the 2013 Labor Day holiday, the Rankin Co. VIP will meet on September 9, 2013 (2nd Monday).
The Madison Co. VIP (Ridgeland,MS) has been dissolved. Participants from that community should plan to attend the Rankin Co. VIP.
A new VIP will be held monthly in north MS starting September 2013. Please refer to the Victim Impact Panel tab for more details.
The 2013 Cruise-In and Candlelight Vigil on the MS Gulf Coast has been scheduled for Saturday, November 16, 2013 in Long Beach, MS.
Notice to VIP Participants:
If you need additional copies of your court order as proof of your VIP attendance please forward all requests to the MADD State Office. Along with your payment, please include your name, address, phone, panel location, and panel date. Upon receipt of these items, processing begins and can take up to 5-7 business days.
Victims Needing Toll Free Access or After-Hours Help:
In addition to our metro area business number, crash victims throughout Mississippi who seek services or assistance during normal business hours may also call our toll free hotline at 877.320.2765. Victims needing immediate assistance after normal business hours should call 877.MADD.HELP to speak with a counselor.
MADD History: The beginning of a national movement...
Founded by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking. With the help of those who want a safer future, MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving® will end this danger on America’s roads. PowerTalk 21™ is the national day for parents to talk with their kids about alcohol, using the proven strategies of Power of Parents, It’s Your Influence™ to reduce the risk of underage drinking. And as one of the largest victim services organizations in the U.S., MADD also supports drunk driving victims and survivors at no charge, serving one person every 10 minutes at 1-877-MADD-HELP.