The Substance Use Prevention Partnership of Lincoln County is seeking new community members, including youths, to join the coalition. The next meeting is at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at Lincoln Academy in Newcastle, in the blue room of the ATEC building. All community members are invited to attend this special meeting during which priorities for the upcoming year will be discussed.
The Substance Use Prevention Partnership coalition has been working with community leaders and youth to prevent youth substance use for the past three years, and the group is looking for input and ideas as it determines goals for 2019. Current campaigns and strategies will be discussed during this meeting and attendees will have an opportunity to learn more about the steps community partners are taking toward substance use prevention.
“I encourage residents from all walks of life to get involved with the coalition, even if they cannot attend the monthly meetings,” said Jess Breithaupt, project coordinator at Healthy Lincoln County. “We publish a monthly newsletter where you can read about our campaigns, and we welcome input via email or in person at our office in Damariscotta. Our door is open to the residents of Lincoln County, and I encourage them to reach out to find out how they can be more involved in substance use prevention.”
In light of high rates of opioid misuse and death, the stakes are even higher to reach young people and guide them toward a healthy, resilient path. No fees or registration are required to join a meeting or to get on the organization’s newsletter distribution list. Email Breithaupt with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 563-1330.