GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) hosts its annual Summer Sense Campaign at USAG Bavaria; however, this time with a virtual nod to the COVID-19 restrictions. 

 

The 2020 Summer Sense Campaign aims to further help reduce alcohol related incidents throughout the community. It does this by bringing awareness to the dangers of alcohol abuse, and encouraging community members to participate in safe summertime activities.

 

“We know that life has been a little confining over the past couple of months,” says Laura Garcia, a program specialist with ASAP. “But the weather is finally warming up and summer is upon us. We would like to share some ideas and hints to help you stay safe and sober, as the summer swings into high gear.” 

 

In past years, ASAP teamed up with different partner agencies to host various events and activities throughout the summer. But with COVID-19 limiting physical contact, the organization brainstormed creative ways to continue promoting safe fun across the garrison. 

 

“In the coming weeks, we will provide some tips to enjoy a summer with family and friends that will bring you out of the lock-down safely,” says Garcia. 

 

The campaign runs from Memorial Day through Labor Day. So every Wednesday, listen for ASAP’s broadcast segment on AFN Bavaria. Then return to this article for the discussed recipes, quizzes and more.

 

June 1 – 5, 2020: Look forward to learning recipes the whole family can enjoy.

Read the article, HERE.

 

June 8 – 12, 2020: Are you aware of your drinking IQ? A fun and informative quiz awaits you.

Read the article, HERE.

 

June 15 – 19, 2020: Mocktail recipes for you and your friends.

Read the article, HERE.

 

June 22 – 26, 2020: Let’s talk the 4th of July and fireworks safety.

Read the article, HERE.

 

June 29 – July 3, 2020: Water safety tips that will ensure everyone has a great time.

Read the article, HERE.

 

July 6 – 10, 2020: Tips on how to stay healthy in hot weather.

Read the article, HERE.

 

July 13 – 17, 2020: BBQ safety tips that will protect you and your home.

Read the article, HERE.

 

July 20 – 24, 2020: Beat the heat with these activity ideas for the family.

Read the article, HERE.

 

July 27 – 31, 2020: Safety tips for the road.

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August 3 – 7, 2020: Keep your pets safe this summer.

Read the article, HERE.

 

August 10 – 14, 2020: Prevent outdoor hazards during the summer months.

Read the article, HERE.

 

August 17 – 21, 2020: Stay safe when a summer storm hits.

Read the article, HERE.

 

August 24 – 28, 2020: Summer tips for outdoor exercise.

Read the article, HERE.

 

August 31 – September 4, 2020: Last minute summer activities to enjoy before the season change.

Read the article, HERE.


Have a plan, be aware, and don’t drink and drive. If you, a family member, a friend or a battle buddy have a problem, contact the ASAP Office at DSN 569-7905, CIV 09641-70-569-7905.


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