Addiction Prevention Coalition News

addiction coalition AWARDED $125,000 GRANT

to PREVENT YOUTH SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN BIRMINGHAM

 

Agency Rebrands 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).

 

In 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. 

 

“This 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.”

 

To 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.

The Coalition is comprised of community leaders, parents, youth, teachers and law enforcement officials dedicated to enhancing access to prevention resources for families and individuals.

 

Leading 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.

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