Today we heard from Heidi Woods of The Coalition for a Drug Free Clermont County. Her work is to keep young people from getting hooked on drugs through education and support. The earlier children begin to understand the impact of drugs, the better chances they won’t become addicts. Heidi can be contacts at firstname.lastname@example.org or 513-735-8159.
Heidi shared about some very informative websites...
“The Coalition for a Drug Free Clermont County promotes drug free environments for youth by providing education to the community about the risks of alcohol and drug use. Their vision is to ensure every youth in our community grows up in an environment that is purposefully drug-free.” Goals include:
- Decrease the number of youth who are using alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
- Increase youth perception of personal harm associated with using alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.
- Increase the percentage of parents who express their disapproval of youth alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use.
“SOLACE seeks to end the crisis of substance abuse, primarily prescription drug and opiate addiction, by providing support to individuals and families affected by addiction, advocating for policy changes that can change environmental conditions that encourage drug use and mobilizing communities to affect their own change.”
-Find a drug dropbox near you http://rxdrugdropbox.org/
Mike Crutcher is the new President of the coalition. He has 3 kids in the CNE school district and is working hard to educate kids about the drug abuse problems in our county. Mike shared an organizational chart outlining several board and committee positions that are available. These include Vice President, Secretary, School Activities, Policies, Data, Community Relations and Solace. If interested, contact Mike at email@example.com or 513-687-3404.
Next week we will hear from Paul Schmid and Leila Spriggs of Clermont Crew.