Tobacco, Alcohol and Other Drugs

Resources for Businesses that Sell Alcohol and Tobacco in Washington County 

Employee Training 

The alcohol and tobacco server training usually held in the spring by the Washington County Sheriff's Office and Department of Public Health and Environment has been postponed at this time due to COVID-19. See the online training resources below.

Alcohol Online Server Training: benefits licensees by reducing the chances that incidents might result and liability lawsuits might occur.  Also, many liquor liability insurance companies offer premium discounts to insured’s that have such training.

Tobacco Online Training and Resources: Training clerks on how to correctly sell tobacco and tobacco-related products is essential to preventing underage youth from purchasing these products, which will help decrease the use of tobacco and protect your business from any violation fines.

Chemical Health Concerns

Tobacco, alcohol and other drug use can affect anyone, no matter their gender, race, ethnicity, or income level. Preventing chemical use and abuse in our communities is the first step to eliminating the issues associated with tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs, such as chronic disease, injuries, decreased productivity, and social and family disruptions. For more information on local community efforts in Washington County email

Tobacco Prevention

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death. More deaths can be attributed to tobacco use than to alcohol, drugs, firearms, motor vehicle crashes, and HIV/AIDS combined. At least 80 percent of adult smokers report that they had their first cigarette before the age of 18. Preventing youth from ever starting to smoke is necessary to reduce the harm caused by tobacco use.


Concerned About Alcohol or Other Drug Use?

If you are concerned about your own or someone else's alcohol or other drug use, please contact the Chemical Health Intake Line at 651-430-6561 or for additional information on assessments and resources in Washington County, visit the Community Services Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services page.