STOP DWI Madison County
Have a Plan. Don't Drive. Get a Ride.

BRiDGES has operated the prevention education component of the Madison County Sheriff's Office STOP DWI program since 2013. In this role we coordinate SADD conferences across the county, provide ID Check Guides to on and off premise establishments, and partner with Madison County businesses to make events safer for our community.


The Alcohol Literacy Challenge (ALC) revolutionizes classroom-based prevention by changing students’ beliefs about the effects of alcohol and reducing the quantity and frequency of alcohol use – in only 1 classroom session lasting just 50-90 minutes depending on grade level. The ALC is available in 5 age appropriate lessons for students in 5th-6th grade, 7th-8th grade, high school & college, as well as for parents who want to teach this groundbreaking prevention strategy to their children.
The Alcohol Literacy Challenge™ is a brief classroom-based prevention program that specifically and systematically challenges student’s beliefs about the effects of drinking alcohol. It is designed to alter alcohol expectancies and reduce the quantity and frequency of alcohol use among high school and college students. 

The ALC is currently being offered in these schools: 

  • Cazenovia

  • Hamilton

  • Madison-Oneida BOCES Access Site

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) is an organization that strives to empower young people to successfully confront the risks of pressures that challenge them throughout their daily lives. This is accomplished by supporting the network of student run chapters in schools that are focused on peer-to-peer education. There are currently active SADD groups at the following Madison County Schools: Canastota, Cazenovia, Chittenango, DeRuyter, Hamilton, Holy Cross, Madison, Oneida, and Stockbridge. 

As part of a community-wide effort to provide the best training and services for you and your employees, we invite you to participate in TIPS (Training for Intervention Procedures).  TIPS is the industry leader in alcohol server training and now offers the best online training available to the hospitality industry!

We believe better employee training can help reduce the number of alcohol related emergency room visits, police incidents, and emergency response requests in our community.  Please join with us in our effort to keep Madison County a safe and healthy community!

Environmental Strategies 

STOP DWI Madison County works with local businesses to make events safer for our community.  Strategies used include messaging, encouraging, individuals to "Have A Plan" and/or STOP DWI, designating a drinking area at events, utilizing ID scanner (available to loan for free), encouraging use of security at events, bracelets for Designated Drivers, offering DDs incentives, etc. These are rooted and based out of CADCA's "The Coalition Impact: Environmental Prevention Strategies".  We also work in collaboration with Hamilton Area Community Coalition (HACC).

ID Scanner

BRiDGES has an ID Scanner available free for loan to community organizations, bars and restaurants that host events where alcohol is served.  Call today to reserve the scanner for your event: 315-697-3947


STOP DWI Madison County is always seeking creative ways to spread awareness and education through events.

One Life Taken Is One Too Many.

Call us today on 1-315-697-3947

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