Our Start:

The Drug Coalition was founded in 2007 by concerned community members from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. These committed citizens began to meet regularly, convening an informal coalition. Research was done on how to develop a best practices coalition and that implementation and evolution continues. The informal coalition became a 501 c 3 organization in 2009, secured a Federal Drug Free Communities (DFC) Grant in 2010, and membership has grown to over 50 active coalition members, representing all sectors of our community.

Join Us:

If you or someone you know has been impacted by substance abuse, joining the coalition is an opportunity to take a negative experience and use it as the driving force for positive change. Everyone is welcome and there are no fees or dues to join. Our website features valuable resources and we bring the most up-to-date prevention news to you via our Facebook page.

Our Goals:

To educate adults and youth about the harmful and costly, direct and indirect, effects of drug use. To achieve awareness by targeting media messaging, social norms and attitudes, and the accessibility of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. To consistently monitor and evaluate interventions to determine their effectiveness thereby allowing the The Drug Coalition to sustain successful strategies and improve or replace those deemed less effective.

Our Mission

To promote healthy lives by decreasing substance use by youth in Blaine County through innovative programming , community education, and positive policy change.

Our Vision

Blaine County; A healthy, safe and well-connected community.

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