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Coastal Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention

Coastal Coalition for Substance Abuse PreventionThe Coastal Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention (CCSAP) covers Carteret, Craven, Jones, Onslow and Pamlico counties. We are working with the communities through county task forces to make significant policy changes and changes in the environment to reduce underage drinking, alcohol related car crashes and abuse of prescription drugs.

This past summer, we took 25 youth from all five counties in our coalition to Pine Knoll Shores for a leadership training provided by YES (Youth Empowered Solutions). During this event, they created their own coalition called SAPHE (Substance Abuse Prevention Helps Everyone). They meet monthly and have their own website where they can communicate with each other. They are working on a play, “Angels of Change in the Mist” to honor Recovery Month. This event will be hosted on Saturday, 12 Sep 09 at 7pm at West Carteret High School.

Submitted by: Tanya P. Roberts, MSW, Onslow County Program Coordinator for the CCSAP