Our mission is to educate, advocate, and empower the community to prevent substance abuse and promote mental health
across the lifespan in Mahoning County.
The Coalition began in 2007 and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity.
Membership is free and open to the public; members come from all backgrounds & locations, but share a common interest in
preventing or decreasing substance use in Mahoning County!
Activities range from training sessions & town hall meetings to large scale collaborative projects.
Our partners include Youngstown State University, local businesses,
law enforcement professionals, healthcare workers,
alcohol/drug prevention and treatment professionals,
and community members- just like YOU!
What Works in Preventing Youth Substance Use:
Good intentions are not the same as good prevention...
Strategies that may be helpful for adults can be misinterpreted by young minds, ultimately leading to increased experimentation or use.
Things to avoid with short-term* youth programs:
*These items can be used effectively, if youth participate in a long-term prevention education program.
The Coalition for a Drug-Free Mahoning County is a proud member of The Preferred Care Network, formed by the Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board (MCMHRB).
The MCMHRB Preferred Care Network comprises 10 non-profit organizations funded by the Board that have demonstrated that they are qualified, caring, & have the best interests of those they serve at heart.