Community invited to join substance use prevention partnership
The Substance Use Prevention Partnership (SUPP) of Lincoln County is seeking new community members, including youths, to join their coalition. The next meeting is at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at Lincoln Academy in the blue room of the ATEC building. All community members are invited to attend this special meeting where priorities for the upcoming year will be discussed.
The SUPP 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 they determine their 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 our community partners are taking towards 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 e-mail 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 our young people and guide them towards a healthy, resilient path. No fees or registration are required to join a meeting, or to get on our newsletter distribution list. Email Jess with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 563-1330.
Lincoln Academy is at 81 Academy Hill Road in Newcastle.
Healthy Lincoln County (HLC) is a non-profit, community health organization that brings together partners to ensure the residents of Lincoln County have equitable access to health. HLC focuses on a number of strategies to support community health including substance use prevention, tobacco-free living, nutrition and food security, active living, and mental health.