Connect and Collaborate: Join Local Substance Use Prevention Coalitions to Inform, Connect, and Strengthen Your Efforts
Across the country, treatment professionals, law enforcement, faith communities, service providers, the courts, schools, city and health recreation centers, media, business, policymakers, families and youth leaders are coordinating their efforts to serve those struggling with addiction.
No single organization or person can address the multitude of services needed to help people affected by mental health or substance use conditions… the best sources are the people who live, serve, and work in the community and the best results are often seen when they undertake such action together.
Find Partners for Coalition Work
- Visit Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)
- Join or start a Recovery Community Organization
- Contact your regional public health department, HHS Regional Offices, or SAMHSA Regional Offices.
Ways Your Organization Can Contribute to a Coalition
- Lend your organization’s health assets to the effort, including:
- Offering space for a support group to meet
- Hosting educational forums
- Coordinating volunteers to help transport people to treatment and recovery support services or help with job interviews
- Review SAMHSA’s toolkit, One Voice, One Community: Building Strong and Effective Partnerships Among Community and Faith Organizations
- Recognize national observances related to substance abuse treatment and prevention