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TOBACCO

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ALCOHOL

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

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About us

Carter County Drug Prevention is an anti-drug coalition designed to bring together diverse organizations, factions or constituencies who agree to work together to achieve a common goal.

VISION

To create a safe and healthy Carter County.

MISSION

Reduce substance abuse through collaborative planning, community action, and policy advocacy.

WHAT DO WE DO?

A coalition is required to focus on the following 7 Center for Substance Abuse Prevention Seven Strategies according to the Tennessee Department of Health and Substance Abuse Services and the National Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

  1. Provide Information: ex. Presentations in the community, brochures, media campaigns
  2. Enhance Skills: ex. Workshops, seminars, parenting classes, model programs in schools
  3. Provide Support: ex. Opportunities for safe activities, mentoring, referrals, youth clubs
  4. Enhance access and reduce barriers: ex. Increase access to treatment, childcare, housing
  5. Change consequences: ex. Increasing public recognition for deserved behavior; citations
  6. Change physical design: ex. Change environment to reduce risk/enhance protection
  7. Modify/change policies: Formal change in written procedures, by laws, practices.