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Prevention:

We want our community healthy, safe, and drug-free!

The FactsTalk to Us

Treatment:

We want to heal our community and restore dignity and safety.

The FactsTalk to Us

Disruption:

We want to reduce the drug supply, disrupt illegal drug markets, and deter illegal drug use.

The FactsTalk to Us

Prevention:

We want our community healthy, safe, and drug-free!

The FactsTalk to Us

Treatment:

We want to heal our community and restore dignity and safety.

The FactsTalk to Us

Disruption:

We want to reduce the drug supply, disrupt illegal drug markets, and deter illegal drug use.

The FactsTalk to Us

Prevention

Promote healthy, safe, and drug-free youth, families, and community.

Treatment

Heal those who are dependent on alcohol and other drugs to fully restore their health, dignity, and safety.

Disruption

Enhance the public safety by reducing the supply of drugs, disrupting the illegal drug market, and deterring illegal drug use by adults and youth.

Why Should You Care?

92 Deaths – Drug Overdose (2015)
174 Deaths – Homicides (2016)
211 Deaths – Drug Overdose (2016)

%

College students who drove under the influence

0

Alcohol-related Injury crashes - 2015

%

166 of the 211 Drug-related deaths were from Opioids

0

Opioid-Related Emergency Medical Services - 2016

Statistics from Greater New Orleans Area

Mission Statement

To develop and implement a comprehensive and sustainable strategic plan using prevention, treatment, and law enforcement to reduce the negative consequences of the use of illicit drugs and other drugs of abuse and abuse of alcohol in the Greater New Orleans area.

Vision For New Orleans

New Orleans will be a safe, crime and drug-free, healthy community with a good quality of life for all of its citizens.  

Objectives:

To reduce ilicit drug use in New Orleans
To reduce non-medical use of prescription drugs
To reduce drunk and drugged driving deaths
To reduce under-age drinking
To reduce drug-related crime
To reduce drug-related child abuse and neglect
To reduce drug overdose deaths

In the last month:

0%

of Young Adults
admitted to Smoking Marijuanna

0%

of Young Adults
admitted to Binge Drinking

Recognizing the serious nature of the drug abuse problem and that the time was right to address the problem in New Orleans, the Greater New Orleans Drug Demand Reduction Coalition (hereinafter the Coalition) was organized in the summer of 2011. Research and experience indicate that the most effective way to reduce drug abuse and its impact on society is through citizen-based coalitions that work together to implement a strategic plan involving prevention, treatment and law enforcement.

This will be achieved through a holistic, sustainable plan with measurable outcomes that will bring about system change to:

ensure efficiency and cost effectiveness
direct services and targeted funding
expose gaps and overlaps in services
and enhance communication between the various entities involved in addressing the drug abuse problem

Recognizing the serious nature of the drug abuse problem and that the time was right to address the problem in New Orleans, the Greater New Orleans Drug Demand Reduction Coalition (hereinafter the Coalition) was organized in the summer of 2011. Research and experience indicate that the most effective way to reduce drug abuse and its impact on society is through citizen-based coalitions that work together to implement a strategic plan involving prevention, treatment and law enforcement.

This will be achieved through a holistic, sustainable plan with measurable outcomes that will bring about system change to:

  • ensure efficiency and cost effectiveness
  • direct services and targeted funding
  • expose gaps and overlaps in services
  • and enhance communication between the various entities involved in addressing the drug abuse problem.