The Montgomery County Drug Free Coalition works with members of the local community such as law enforcement personnel, political leaders, health care workers, alcohol and drug treatment providers, the faith-based community, and local business people. We have several committees in which these community representatives will be involved.
The mission of the Montgomery County Coalition for Drug-Free Communities is to promote a drug-free community by mobilizing diverse partnerships; developing, implementing and supporting environmental strategies; and increasing public awareness of the harmful effects of heroin, opiates, and illegal prescription drugs.
Enhance and expand efforts to address the specific problems of heroin and illegal prescription drug use by Montgomery County residents;
Strengthen and mobilize collaboration that improves community efforts to promote and implement effective, research-based prevention strategies;
Reduce risk factors and promote protective factors among youth and adults concerning substance abuse;
Strengthen family, school, community and individual protective factors;
Create an environment to encourage drug-free life styles;
Implement and support evidence-based prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery programs;
Support people with substance abuse issues and their families;
Identify community service providers to help simplify access for familes seeking help.
DRUG OVERDOSE RATE AMONG WOMEN SKYROCKETS!
"The rate of Ohio women dying from a drug overdose has skyrocketed by more than 440 percent in the past 14 years..."