Mission: to utilize a network of community resources to promote awareness and education about substance abuse.
Vision: To prevent substance abuse and support recovery across all ages.
- Nurture Family Empowerment
- Develop, Gather and Dispense Information
- To plan and promote safe and sober community events
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office – Youth Education & Safety in Schools (Y.E.S.S.) Program Coordinator, Phyllis Harvey, is one of four Co-Chairs for the Coalition. Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 10:00 a.m. at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Highlands Ranch Substation, 9250 Zotos Drive in Highlands Ranch. Please join us if you are passionate about or interested in our mission.
For more meeting information please visit Coalition Meetings.
Drug Abuse Education & Resources
Adults/Parents and Teens
Highlights information that parents need to know when it comes to their kids and the drugs they are being introduced to. The following are additional resources.Parents the anti drug logo
The following is a list of resource information that may be helpful when it comes to understanding and helping individuals with substance abuse.
A source provided by Ms. Mark's Youth Group - "District Heights Library Youth Group"
Presented by the Douglas County Substance Abuse Coalition. Do you need help finding resources for yourself or your family? This is literally a one stop shop for local resources that will help.
Every day, 2,500 teenagers use a prescription drug toget high for the first time. They're accessing these drugs in the comfort of home; it can be as easy as opening a cupboard, drawer, or medicine cabinet. The good news - there are steps Rx drugsyou can take to help protect your kids from prescription drug abuse:monitor,secure and dispose. Thissite, created by Abbott and The Partnership for a Drug-Free America, shows you how.
Resources for Alcohol / Alcoholism – Prevention/Intervention
FREE PROGRAM FOR PARENTS!
Check out this awesome education program for parents! AlcoholEdu is designed specifically for High School Parents as a quick yet informative and interactive program that will give you valuable information about alcohol and how to talk to your kids. While it was originally designed for high school parents we feel it will be valuable for all parents.
To access the course visit: http://highschoolparents.alcoholedu.com/ Under New User type in: discuss and then click "sign up".
Recovery from alcohol and drug disorders in all its forms is possible.
This website provides strategies for preventing or dealing with an impaired driving offense, resources that deal with issues about peer pressure, and self-screening for substance abuse and prevention toolkits. This site is also a resource for community coalitions, policymakers, and includes data and current news as it relates to impaired driving.
Resources for Smoking (Tobacco use) – Prevention/Intervention
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