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