addiction coalition AWARDED
to PREVENT YOUTH SUBSTANCE
ABUSE IN BIRMINGHAM
as Addiction Prevention Coalition to Reinforce Prevention Efforts
Birmingham, AL– The Addiction
Prevention Coalition, a local agency dedicated to fighting drug abuse and
providing treatment resources for area youth and adults, announced today that
the community coalition is the recipient of a $125,000 grant by the White House
Office of National Drug Policy (ONDCP).
cooperation with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(SAMHSA), the grant serves to fund the Coalition’s efforts to involve and
engage our local community to prevent substance abuse among area youth.
new funding will allow our agency to help place more young people on the path
towards success and enable our area youth to live healthier and safer lives,”
said Sandor Cheka, Executive Director of the Addiction Prevention Coalition.
“Research shows that prevention is the most effective tool we have to reduce
the terrible consequences associated with chemical dependency among
Birmingham’s youth and adults.”
further reinforce their mission, the Coalition also unveiled a new identity and
has rebranded as Addiction Prevention Coalition
to raise awareness of its prevention efforts.
Coalition is comprised of community leaders, parents, youth, teachers and law
enforcement officials dedicated to enhancing access to prevention resources for
families and individuals.
the effort to eliminate addiction in Central Alabama, the Addiction Prevention
Coalition provides treatment and recovery resources for youth and adults in our
area and strives to raise awareness about the drug epidemic among our community.
The agency is one of 147 communities nationwide to be awarded funding through
the White House grant.