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Promote healthy, safe, and drug-free youth, families, and community.
Heal those who are dependent on alcohol and other drugs to fully restore their health, dignity, and safety.
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
166 of the 211 Drug-related deaths were from Opioids
Alcohol-related Injury crashes – 2015
Opioid-Related Emergency Medical Services – 2016
Statistics from Greater New Orleans Area
Please Click "Read More" to see our helpful links below. National Substance Abuse Prevention Month: https://www.nctsn.org/resources/public-awareness/national-substance-abuse-prevention-month https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/proclamation-national-substance-abuse-prevention-month-2020/ National Prescription Drug Take Back Day: https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/ https://takebackday.dea.gov/content/partnership-toolbox Bullying Prevention Month: https://www.stompoutbullying.org/campaigns/national-bullying-prevention-awareness-month/stomp-out-bullying-student-participation-toolkit https://www.stompoutbullying.org/about-bullying-and-cyberbullying https://www.stompoutbullying.org/parents-page National Medicine Abuse Prevention Month: http://www.preventmedabuse.org/
A new website, thenmi.org, has taken on Marijuana awareness. The National Marijuana Initiative strives to dispel misconceptions about marijuana and raise awareness of issues surrounding the drug; so that citizens and policymakers can make well-informed choices regarding marijuana use and regulations. Some of the services they offer include: Educational presentations on marijuana and the effects of its legalization for law enforcement groups, public forums, community coalitions, and legislators. The NMI Speakers Bureau, which consists of independent subject matter experts who conduct informational presentations about their respective fields. A public resource for valid information and reliable data based upon current research into marijuana and its impacts.
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.
- 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
of Young Adults admitted to Smoking Marijuana
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
- enhance communication between the various entities involved in addressing the drug abuse problem