Coalitions in the News: April 2018

Champions for a Drug-Free Grant County was featured in the Grant County News for their recently completed tobacco compliance checks. All stores passed the compliance checks, read more here.

 

The Hudson County Coalition for a Drug-Free Community completed ID checks at local liquor stores prior to the Super Bowl. The Jersey Journal highlighted the coalition’s efforts for the decrease in the number of stores who failed the test since last year. In 2017 7/10 stores failed and this year just 4/10. Learn more about their efforts here.

 

The Substance Prevention Alliance of Needham co-hosted an information session on vaping. Wicked Local, Needham highlighted the range of topics covered, from how the devices work and why students use them, to the risks of use and what can be done as parents. Read about the info session here.

 

The Finger Lakes Times published an article promoting forums that the Seneca County Substance Abuse Coalition is hosting in conjunction with the local Suicide Prevention Coalition. The forums will provide the community with the opportunity to engage with local leaders on addiction, overdose, suicide, bullying, depression, trafficking, mental health, and the reduction of support for programs aimed at addressing those issues. Read about the forums here.

 

Todd County Citizens Against Drugs (CAD) was featured in the Long Prairie Leader and in Staples World for their recent DAP survey results. They were also in the Long Prairie Leader and Wellness in the Woods for a presentation they will be hosting. Ben Winchester will be presenting for the second time in Todd County about positive changes happening in rural communities across the country. 

 

 

 

 

WSQL Radio interviewed members of Transylvania CARE‘s youth group, TAFFY about their takeaways from CADCA forum.

 

 

The Franklinton Era Leader News and the Bogalusa Daily News highlighted the Washington Parish Coalition on Human Services trip to CADCA forum. Bogalusa Daily News also featured a recent presentation the coalition hosted about the community’s opioid crisis by Heather Gernold, State Targeted Response Coordinator. Read more about the presentation here.

 

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Photo Credits (in order of appearance): pexels.com, The Bogalusa Daily News