The Northwest Corner Fund for Substance Abuse Prevention

THE NORTHWEST CORNER FUND FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION

While communities across the country grapple with the growing opioid epidemic, a promising effort to prevent substance use and misuse in young people is taking shape in Northwest Connecticut. Berkshire Taconic’s Northwest Corner Fund and the Foundation for Community Health are together investing in an evidence-based approach to substance abuse prevention that has mobilized a local coalition of school staff, health and human service providers, and community members known as the Northwest Corner Prevention Network. The effort is being led by the McCall Center for Behavioral Health.

Together, they are pursuing a set of strategies designed to delay the first use of alcohol and marijuana among students. For example, the Botvin LifeSkills Training program provides students in the Region One School District with the confidence and knowledge to handle difficult situations. This new fund supports their vital work.

Read more: Drug Prevention Program for the Northwest Corner [PDF, 141KB]

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