Overview

THE LENAWEE SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION COALITION WILL REDUCE SUBSTANCE USE AND ABUSE AMONG YOUTH THROUGH COLLABORATIVE PLANNING, PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, AND PUBLIC EDUCATION.

The Lenawee Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (LSAPC) was formed in 2004 to support efforts to prevent substance abuse in Lenawee County. This support includes data collection and analysis, information dissemination, community engagement and mobilization, and evidence-based programming.

The LSAPC meets monthly and is made up of dedicated community members and representatives from  professional sectors including health care, law enforcement, education, and others. LSAPC believes that every community member has something valuable to offer and contribute to substance abuse prevention.

The LSAPC is staffed and supported by the Lenawee Community Mental Health Authority (LCMHA). LCMHA aims to promote positive outcomes by creating a path to resilience, recovery, wellness, and self-determination.

The LSAPC is primary funded through the Community Mental Health Partnership of Southeastern Michigan (CMHPSM). CMHPSM serves as the regional coordinating agency of LSAPC and three other counties – Livingston, Monroe, and Washtenaw. Through effective partnerships, the CMHPSM ensures and supports the provision of high quality integrated care that is cost effective and focuses on improving the health, wellness and quality of life of people living in our region.

 


Theory of Change

When a community comes together and implements multiple strategies to address young adult use of alcohol and drugs in a comprehensive way, young adults will be more likely to use less.

 


Goals

  1. Enhance Collaboration and the capacity and knowledge base of the Coalition in support of the mission of the Drug Free Communities Grant.
  2. Develop an environment that will decrease alcohol use among Lenawee County youth by 4% by 2022.
  3. Develop an environment that will decrease marijuana use among Lenawee County youth by 4% by 2022.
  4. Develop an environment that will decrease prescription drug abuse among Lenawee County Youth by 4% by 2022.
  5. Develop an environment that will decrease tobacco use among Lenawee County youth by 4% by 2022.
  6. Develop an environment that will decrease illicit and other drug abuse among Lenawee County youth by 2022.