A.C.T. Drug Free Community Coalition

Advocate. Collaborate. Treat & Reduce.

Mission

The mission of A.C.T Drug Free Community Coalition is to prevent and reduce substance abuse among youth through community partnerships.

What do we focus on?

MarijuanaTobacco/Vaping 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Misuse of Prescription Drugs

Programs & Services

Youth-Safe Driving Campaign

A.C.T. Coalition organizes assemblies at various high schools in the area during National Teen Driver Safety Week. 

The assembly engages high school students on the importance of:

  • Not drinking and driving.
  • Not texting and driving.
  • The administration of an oath. 

Drug Awareness School Assemblies

We share with youth the health, mental, legal, and financial consequences of drug use and its impact on the user, family and community. 

Students will know:

WHAT to say.

WHO to tell.

HOW to do it. 

Narcan (Naloxone) Training

Naloxone is a medication called an “opioid antagonist” used to counter the effects of opioid overdose, for example, opioid and heroin overdose.  

Opioids are often used as medicines because they contain chemicals that relax the body and can relieve pain. Naloxone only works if a person has opioids in their system; the medication has no effect if opioids are absent.

 

Botvin Life Skills Program

Program Goals:

  • Change the social environment by promoting community norms to decrease the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
  • Equip youth adolescents and young teens with the confidence and skills necessary to successfully handle challenging situations.
  • Help youth to develop greater self-esteem and self-confidence.
  • Enable youth to effectively cope with stress, anxiety and other emotions.
  • Increase their knowledge of the immediate consequences of substance abuse
  • Enhance cognitive and behavioral competency to reduce and prevent a variety of health risk behaviors.
  • Reduce youth involvement in the court system by reducing incidents of aggression, fighting, truancy and delinquency.

SYNAR Program: Reduce Youth Access to Tobacco

 

In collaboration with Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network, the Youth Connection (TYC), Strategies to Overcome Obstacles and Reduce Recidivism (SOOAR) and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, A.C.T. Coalition experts organizes a team to conduct tobacco retailer education and youth compliance checks throughout Wayne county.

LAHC is one of the three Designated Youth Tobacco Use Representatives (DYTUR) for Region 7. Together, they have been able to reduce national retailer violation rate (RVR) from 29.70% (2015) to 7.90 (2019).

Smoking Cessation Program

Goal:

Educate members of the community on harms of smoking tobacco and secondhand smoking.

Through this program we:

  • Provide a brief intervention that is effective for smoking cessation.

           5 A’s:   Ask    Advise     Assess    Assist    Arrange

  • Counsel by using effective smoking cessation strategies and provide self-help education materials.
  • Assist community members in obtaining the necessary resources from primary physicians, health facilities 

Safe Medicine Disposal Program

The Safe Medicine Disposal Program is a partnership between local agencies, pharmacies, and law enforcement offices to safely dispose unwanted medications, prevent overdoses, and protect the environment.

A.C.T. coalition distributes Deterra Drug Deactivation System- a drug disposal pouch that provides an easy way for people to deactivate and dispose of unused, expired or unneeded medications in their own home to parents and families around the community with bilingual demonstrations and presentations

Nurturing Parenting Program

  • Understanding Feelings
  • Parental Monitoring
  • Being a Good Role Model
  • Use of Appropriate and Consistent Discipline
  • Effects and Warning Signs of Substance Use
  • Taking a clear stand on drugs
  • Communicating with Respect
  • Building Self-Worth in Children
  • Praising Children & their Behavior
  • Ages & Stages of Growth for Infants & Toddlers
  •  Learning Positive Ways to Deal with Stress & Anger

Gambling Prevention Program: Stacked Deck

  • An evidence based, school-based curriculum for the prevention of problem gambling among teens and young adults.
  • Composed of 5 to 6 sessions that develop an essential knowledge and key skills to avoid gambling addiction.
  • Strong focus on teaching decision making and problem solving.
  • Fun & engaging – Wheel of Fortune & Jeopardy 

A.C.T. Scholarship Program

A.C.T is seeking to reward essay applicants a $1,000-$3,000 in scholarships.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be in recovery from a substance abuse addiction.
  • Must be currently enrolled or in enrollment process at an accredited university, college, or trade school
    within the United States.
  • Must be pursuing a degree and demonstrate a desire and potential to help individuals and families struggling with addiction.
  • Scholarship funds must be used to pay for qualified expenses for the 2021-2022 academic year.
  • Students of all majors are encouraged to apply.

Click here to learn more.

Intervention Referral Services

Our team of certified Prevention Specialists are ready to help individuals initiate, fortify, and maintain their own pathway to recovery by listening to people’s needs, referring individuals to valuable resources and treatment centers and modeling healthy lifestyles.

Call us today: 1-888-315-5242 or info@lahc.org

Note: Due to COVID19, program has adapted to a virtual platform to continue programming.