DRUG FREE UNION COUNTY

RESOURCES

WHAT DO YOU THROW AWAY

WHEN YOU LET TEENS DRINK?

UNDERAGE DRINKING COMES AT A COST

DRUG FREE UNION COUNTY

CURRENT

 

Committed to creating a safe and drug-free community for youth and families! The Union County Drug Free Coalition wants you to stay informed of local, state and national trends. For up to date information follow us on Facebook.

 

Currently, the Union County Drug Free Coalition focuses on:

 

  • Underage Drinking
  • Misuse of Prescription Medications
  • Other Illicit Drugs

ABOUT US

 

In order to create lasting change, we understand that no one program or strategy can impact substance use. Rather, prevention efforts must be tailored to our unique community and address the root causes and local conditions that effect substance abuse over time. It takes the work of many. If you would like to be involved with the Union County Drug Free Coalition, email us!

 

VISION

Creating community conditions that empower youth and families to choose healthy behaviors and to live drug-free lives.

 

MISSION

The Union County Drug Free Coalition’s mission is to develop and maintain a coordinated substance abuse prevention effort for the citizens of Union County, particularly the youth of this community.

 

The Coalition seeks to reduce the risk and harm that occurs with substance abuse and to promote healthy, safe and drug-free lifestyles among youth and families in our community.

 

We endeavor to accomplish this by:

 

  • Creating a community-wide effort that includes representation for diverse sectors of our county.
  • Engaging in strategic planning to ensure that efforts are data driven.
  • Coordinating and planning environmental strategies that impact change at the individual and community level.

 

HISTORY

The Union County Drug Free Coalition is dedicated to positively changing substance use among youth and adults over time. The Coalition formed in 2009 after the growing concern of opiate prescription drug abuse and heroin use in Union County. A diverse group of community leaders, students and parents began efforts to raise awareness and support education regarding youth substance use. Since then, additional data collection, training and a rich community assessment has allowed the group to target efforts to address underage drinking, marijuana, and prescription drug abuse among youth.

 

The Coalition remains dedicated to reducing the risks associated with substance abuse through evidence-based environmental strategies that address community level change.

 

The Union County Drug Free Coalition is supported by the Mental Health & Recovery Board of Union County. It was awarded a Drug Free Community Coalition grant in 2014 by the Office of National Drug Control Policy and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The Coalition has also been awarded funding by the Cardinal Health Foundation.

 

PARTNERS

 

 

 

The Mental Health & Recovery Board of Union County is commissioned by the State of Ohio for the purpose of planning, monitoring and funding mental health and alcohol/drug recovery services for the residents of Union County.

 

COALITION MEMBERS

& PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS

The strength of our work is in the energy and vision of our members and supporters. Our coalition is comprised of parents, youth, business owners, schools, health professionals, non-profits, law enforcement, government, faith-based, civic organizations and more!

 

See the list of our Advisory Board Members.

 

Join us in helping our community be a safe place for kids.  Ask us how you can get involved and make a difference!

DRUG FREE UNION COUNTY

WORKING TOGETHER

This website was developed in part under a grant from the Office of National Drug Control Policy and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The views, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of ONDCP, SAMHSA or HHS.

 

© 2018 Union County Drug Free Coalition

 
 

CURRENT

 

Committed to creating a safe and drug-free community for youth and families! The Union County Drug Free Coalition wants you to stay informed of local, state and national trends. For up to date information follow us on Facebook.

 

Currently, the Union County Drug Free Coalition focuses on:

 

  • Underage Drinking
  • Misuse of Prescription Medications
  • Other Illicit Drugs
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ABOUT US

 

In order to create lasting change, we understand that no one program or strategy can impact substance use. Rather, prevention efforts must be tailored to our unique community and address the root causes and local conditions that effect substance abuse over time. It takes the work of many. If you would like to be involved with the Union County Drug Free Coalition, email us!

 

 

VISION

Creating community conditions that empower youth and families to choose healthy behaviors and to live drug-free lives.

 

 

MISSION

The Union County Drug Free Coalition’s mission is to develop and maintain a coordinated substance abuse prevention effort for the citizens of Union County, particularly the youth of this community.

 

The Coalition seeks to reduce the risk and harm that occurs with substance abuse and to promote healthy, safe and drug-free lifestyles among youth and families in our community.

 

We endeavor to accomplish this by:

 

  • Creating a community-wide effort that includes representation for diverse sectors of our county.
  • Engaging in strategic planning to ensure that efforts are data driven.
  • Coordinating and planning environmental strategies that impact change at the individual and community level.

 

 

HISTORY

The Union County Drug Free Coalition is dedicated to positively changing substance use among youth and adults over time. The Coalition formed in 2009 after the growing concern of opiate prescription drug abuse and heroin use in Union County. A diverse group of community leaders, students and parents began efforts to raise awareness and support education regarding youth substance use. Since then, additional data collection, training and a rich community assessment has allowed the group to target efforts to address underage drinking, marijuana, and prescription drug abuse among youth.

 

The Coalition remains dedicated to reducing the risks associated with substance abuse through evidence-based environmental strategies that address community level change.

 

The Union County Drug Free Coalition is supported by the Mental Health & Recovery Board of Union County. It was awarded a Drug Free Community Coalition grant in 2014 by the Office of National Drug Control Policy and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The Coalition has also been awarded funding by the Cardinal Health Foundation.

 

 

PARTNERS

 

 

 

 

The Mental Health & Recovery Board of Union County is commissioned by the State of Ohio for the purpose of planning, monitoring and funding mental health and alcohol/drug recovery services for the residents of Union County.

 

 

COALITION MEMBERS & PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS

The strength of our work is in the energy and vision of our members and supporters. Our coalition is comprised of parents, youth, business owners, schools, health professionals, non-profits, law enforcement, government, faith-based, civic organizations and more!

 

See the list of our Advisory Board Members.

 

Join us in helping our community be a safe place for kids.  Ask us how you can get involved and make a difference!