Mental Health America of the Tar River Region

ENCAD

EDGECOMBE-NASH COALITION ON ALCOHOL AND DRUGS

  ( A Community Coalition)

Uniting, Identifying, and Responding To The Challenges
We serve the community by:
  •  Informing the public about alcohol and other drug related issues.
  •  Increasing awareness of area programs and resources.
  •   Advocating for adequate prevention, intervention and treatment options.
  •    Identifying community needs and working toward resolutions.
  •    Coordinating community alcohol and other drug awareness activities
                        
   
Throughout the United States, community coalitions are making a significant difference in addressing the challenges of alcohol and other drug abuse. By bringing together the entire community - parents, teachers, educators, young people, criminal justice, law enforcement, health care providers, counselors, social services, media, business and civic leaders, elected officials, people in recovery, and concerned citizens - communities can transform themselves. Local coalitions have changed the way American communities respond to the threats of illegal drugs, excessive alcohol, and tobacco use.

Coalitions provide a formal arrangement for collaboration between groups or sectors of a community, in which each group retains its identity but all agree to work together toward a common goal of building a safe, healthy, reduced drug risk community. Coalitions have and need deep connections to the local community and they serve as catalysts for change in their community.
For information on joining ENCAD contact a current coalition member:
                             
                      Akua Jackson - (252) 937-8820                Mysha Wynn - (252) 977-0765
                      Sandy Ogburn - (252) 544-1156              Pam Esposito - (252) 962-5402
                                               Amber Hinson - (252)443-0480
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Talk It Up, Lock It Up!

Nationally, Alcohol kills more youth than all other drugs combined.
Most youth state "they got their first drink from their home or the home of a friend"

THE EASIEST PLACE FOR KIDS TO GET BEER IS RIGHT NEXT TO THE MILK.
DO KIDS HAVE ACCESS TO YOUR ALCOHOL SUPPLY?

Keep Alcohol Out of the Hands of Kids.

Please download a "Talk It Up, Lock It Up!" Self Survey
Click on the survey link below.

Thanks!

Survey


For more information on alcohol and drug abuse prevention visit www.preventionistheanswer.org


Recovery Month

Recovery Month is an annual observance that takes place during the month of September.

  • Highlights the benefits of substance abuse treatment 
  • Provides a platform to celebrate people in recovery and those who serve them
  • Serves to educate the public on substance abuse as a national health crisis, that addiction is a treatable disease, and that recovery is possible.
 
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For a downloadable copy of
  ENCAD's Substance Abuse
Resource Guide
(click below)

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