Role Model Responsible Drinking

Kids often pay more attention to what adults do rather than what adults say. Leading by example and demonstrating responsible drinking when consuming around children helps them learn through role modeling how to handle alcohol when they are older.

A Growing Concern in Our Community

  • 71% increase in young Ohio women reporting binge drinking over the past decade-officially surpassing their male counterparts in recent years (Ohio Medicaid Assessment Survey)
  • An estimated 20-30 million taxpayer dollars are spent in Warren County every year to offset the negative effects of binge drinking (2010 National and State costs of excessive alcohol consumption)
  • The average Ohio Binge Drinker consumed 764 alcoholic beverages per year, ranking second in the nation (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Data from the Warren County Pride Survey (2022) completed by students in 6th-12th grade shows that nearly 2/3 of local students are drinking alcohol by the time they graduate
  • 85% of Warren and Clinton County adults don't binge drink, Be One of Us

Be a Positive Role Model

Drink responsibly, it's as easy as one, two, three

  • 1 standard drink per hour
  • 2 standard drinks per day (up to 14 in a week)
  • 3 standard drinks on any single day

The standard drink

  • 12 ounces of regular beer (about 5% alcohol)
  • 8-9 ounces of malt liquor (about 7% alcohol)
  • 5 ounces of table wine (about 12% alcohol)
  • 1.5 ounces of 80-proof spirits (about 40% alcohol)

For people on medications, pregnant, under the age of 21; or have certain health problems, 0 is always the recommended low-risk choice.

Substance use in children can most easily be predicted by three core measurements:

  • Perception of harm
  • Friends' approval/disapproval
  • Parental disapproval

"I know some parents - if their kid has friends over at their house, then yeah, as long as they're here they can drink." - Anonymous Warren County Student

Actions speak louder than words

Binge Drinking is Largely Misunderstood

Binge drinking does not necessarily equal alcoholism and it can affect more than just young men. Binge drinking is predominantly a concern in middle-class communities.

Binge Drinking is associated with the following health concerns:

  • High Blood Pressure
  • Stroke
  • Heart Disease
  • Liver Disease
  • Cancer
  • Obesity

Costs of 1st DUI in Ohio: $7,500-$10,000

  • Driving School - $375
  • Minimum Fine: $200
  • License Re-issue: $500
  • Insurance Increase: $3,000-$6000
  • Alcohol Education Fund: $50
  • Blood Breath Testing Fee: $37

More Resources 

The Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Warren County – Talk They Hear You!

Resources to help parents have important conversations about alcohol with their kids.


The Safe Communities Coalition of Warren County

Education around safe driving practices.


Warren County Connect

A collection of prevention organizations working together to provide tips & tools for nurturing healthy communities.


 Be One of Us Establishments Project  

The Be One of Us Establishments Project is a local initiative launched by Talbert House in partnership with local stakeholders including the Mental Health and Recovery Board Serving Warren and Clinton Counties, the City of Lebanon, the Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Lebanon.

The Goal:

  1. Increase awareness about drinking responsibly
  2. Support the family-friendly character of Lebanon
  3. Support of local establishments

By increasing awareness, we can intentionally foster and protect the family-friendly charm of Lebanon and empower adults to make responsible choices about alcohol and lead youth by example.


Participating Establishments 

Alexander's Design Center

Anna's Popcorn

Body Magic Tanning Salon

Countryside YMCA

Colony 7 Cinemas

Curve & Cloth

Dairy Queen

The Donut Shop

Dimalanta Design Group

The Golden Lamb

Greenhouse Café

Hunter's Run Apartments

Karie Ingram - Coldwell Banker Realty

Lebanon Complete Dentistry


Mae Ploy's Thai

Mim's Off Main Too

Oh Suzanna

Plum Natural Products

Refuel Nutrition

Revival Coffee House

Minuteman Press

Sinclair Mason Campus

Sammie & Tink

Shine Bright Coffee Company

Soul Sidekick Studio

The Brickhouse on Broadway

The Jam & Jelly Lady

The Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad


Salon Noir

Interested in participating? Contact Fatiha Alam at for more information.

Be One Of Us Community Curations Project

The Community Curations is a local initiative launched by Talbert House and a partner from the Warren County Health Department. This project furthers our Be One Of Us initiative while aiming to foster community togetherness. We want to continue to promote safe drinking habits. As part of this endeavor, we have created the "Community Curations Mocktail Menu," featuring all the fantastic mocktail recipes that our esteemed community partners made to showcase alternatives to alcoholic beverages. We have been working diligently to partner with local businesses to incorporate our mocktail menu into theirs. We are so grateful for our new partners who are helping make positive change in our communities!

Interested in participating? Contact Fatiha Alam at for more information.

Participating Partners:

Hidden Valley Orchard

Golden Lamb

The Breakfast Club

Doc's Place

Founding Funders

Prevention Action Alliance    MHRBWCC logo

Talbert House Prevention Services in Clinton and Warren Counties is grateful to Prevention Action Alliance for supporting “Be One of Us” through the Capacity for Prevention stipends. "Be One of Us” receives ongoing funding support from The Mental Health Recovery Board serving Warren and Clinton Counties.