Welcome


Thank you for your interest in the Orleans United Drug Free Communities Coalition

This website will help you learn more about the coalition, its vision, and members. It will help you discover where and how you fit with community coalition work. Also included is some useful background information and a brief history of Orleans United Coalition.

We hope this material will answer many of your questions about our Coalition and the work we do. We are happy to speak to you if you would like to learn more



          





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Alcohol and Addiction- 

Alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the United States: 17.6 million people, or one in every 12 adults, suffer from alcohol abuse or dependence along with several million more who engage in risky, binge drinking patterns that could lead to alcohol problems. 


Talk. They Hear You-  The "Talk. They Hear You" website features a science-based, interactive mobile application tool that allows parents to use avatars to practice conversations with their children about alcohol. This free, interactive role-playing tool gives parents and caregivers of children ages 9-15 the chance to practice "virtually" talking with a child about underage drinking.





News


Posters present data about local teen drug and tobacco use-  The Orleans United Drug Free Communities Coalition has created several posters that present data about ten drug, alcohol and tobacco use in Orleans County. 

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Survey of students in Orleans shows drop in alcohol, tobacco use- Alcohol and tobacco use among students in grades 7 through 12 has seen a big drop in the past 12 years, according to a survey of 1,450 students this fall, although their perceptions about risk are also down, especially with marijuana use.

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GCASA releases Orleans drug survey results- GCASA had exciting news to share in their fight to combat addiction in Orleans County, Project Director Pat Crowley announced at the February meeting of Orleans United Drug Free Communities Coalition. 

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What Is A Coalition?
A group of people who share a desire to create positive change in their community. They work together to solve problems and make their community a happier, safer, and healthier place to live.
How you Can Help
  • Attend Coalition Meetings
  • Join a Committee
  • Recruit New Members
  • Volunteer at Community Events
  • Share any Special Skills, Talents or Expertise