Coalition Success Stories

Feb 22, 2019

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Real Talk Vernon

Feb 19, 2019

Real Talk Vernon was created by youth members of the Vernon ROCKS coalition to encourage young people in Vernon to have conversations with each other, and with their parents about underage drinking.

Clinton Students Honored by Sen Murphy

Oct 30, 2017

Two Morgan students were recognized for their efforts in drug and alcohol abuse prevention.

Putnam's Mobile Rx Take Back

Oct 30, 2017

Inaugural mobile medication take back collects 90 lbs of medication in Putnam

Durham-Middlefield Youth Keep Their Focus

Jun 27, 2017

In partnership with Miranda Creative Marketing Consultants, a core group of EDGE members developed 4 peer-to-peer and 1 peer-to-adult marijuana awareness messages. When developing the content for this campaign the students felt there needed to be an important and educational message about the harmful effects of marijuana.

Young Achievers Hit the Airwaves

Jun 21, 2017

Once a week, students from the Lower CT River Valley sit on both sides of the mic for this youth-run online radio program.

‘Our Darien’ campaign nets 100k views

Jun 09, 2017

The 'Our Darien' campaign’s tailored images and slogans send important messages to Darien youth and their parents about the short- and long-term consequences of underage and binge drinking. It was developed by the Thriving Youth Task Force, a coalition funded by a CT Strategic Prevention Framework Coalition (CSC) grant from DMHAS. The town’s main struggle is with underage drinking, so the coalition targets the risk factors of peer and family norms under their CSC grant.

CT Coalitions Gain National Recognition

Apr 10, 2017

Our state has a reputation for being on the cutting edge of substance abuse prevention, so it was no surprise to see two of our local coalitions featured on CADCA’s “Coalitions Online” newsletter.