It Takes a Community to Prevent Substance Abuse Prevention

clip_image002[2] (59 x 72)Talbot Partnership for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention, through its coalition, encourages the community to recognize the problems and implement solutions related to alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse. We are looking to help families create a community free of the abuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs where youth and adults lead healthy, safe and productive lives.

In Hillary Clinton’s book It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us, she presents her vision for the children of America. She focuses on the impact individuals and groups outside the family have, for better or worse, on a child’s well-being, and advocates a society which meets all of a child’s needs. In Talbot County, if we are to realize the vision of a community safe from substance abuse, we will need the collective efforts of the community.

Talbot Partnership is actively involved in many community initiatives, advocacy efforts, and committees which focus on prevention in the community. At the same time, we are looking for individuals, businesses, churches, and community groups to participate in a wide-spread and meaningful community effort. These efforts can include sharing prevention resources including fliers, brochures and other information; referrals for services; participating in media campaigns; hosting a Talbot Partnership presentation or training to staff, volunteers or constituents; providing alcohol, tobacco or other drug abuse prevention activities; or host speakers, parent education and training programs.

This is an opportunity for individuals and organizations in the community to stand up and differentiate yourself, your family, your work place or your organization as supporters of a community free of the abuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs where youth and adults lead healthy, safe and productive lives. If you are interested in learning more about what you, your business or organization can do, please contact Talbot Partnership at 410-819-8067 or info@talbotpartnership.org.