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Drug Free Kern participates in a variety of prevention activities in Kern County. This includes providing presentations on alcohol and drug prevention, distributing resources at local events, and limiting the access and availability of drugs and alcohol.

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Presentations

If you would like to have a prevention presentation at your school, place of business, or to a parent group, please email prevention@kernbhrs.org to receive a detailed list of the presentations offered.

Presentation topics include:

  • Drugs 101
  • Drug Prevention 101
  • Student Athlete & Opioids
  • Cannabis​ and Vaping
  • Addiction: The Brain and The Body

Resource Fairs

Drug Free Kern provides information, resources on substance misuse and abuse and ways to prevent it at resource fairs throughout Kern county. In 2018, Drug Free Kern was present at over 20 resource fairs. To request Drug Free Kern have a table or booth at your resource fair, please email prevention@kernbhrs.org​.

Social Host Ordinance

In Kern County, 21.5% of residents know someone who has served alcohol to minor in their home or during a social event.1 The Social Host Ordinance (SHO) allows law enforcement to cite those who actively and/or passively aid, allow, or tolerate loud and unruly social gatherings where there is underage drinking. The SHO is an administrative ordinance and is non-criminal. Those who violate the ordinance may face a fine of $1,000, 40 hours of community service, recovery of response costs and / or a lien on the property. You can report underage drinking at parties or social gatherings at a residence by calling:

Ordinance numbers

  • Kern – Code: 9.34.010 and  9.36.020
  • Bakersfield – Code: 9.23.110
  • Delano – Code: 9.37.010
  1. 2019 Kern County Needs Assessment