Substance Abuse Prevention
Substance Abuse Prevention: A Life Free From Substance Abuse
The goal of the Substance Abuse prevention initiative at Youth Alliance is to equip and empower teens to live a life free of drug and alcohol use. The Youth Alliance partners with local law enforcement to ensure businesses are in compliance with state laws and regulations. Youth Alliance also coordinates Red Ribbon Week, designed to reach thousands of youth with the message that sobriety can open every door to their future.
Visit this link to report underage drinking to the St. Joseph Police Department.
The Youth Alliance is committed to creating a community atmosphere which fosters safe, healthy families and allows youth to succeed in school.
The Drug Free Community Coalition is a group of citizens who are proactive in developing an environment that encourages youth to choose to live lives free of substance abuse. The group is entirely voluntary and any concerned community member is encouraged to join. Its monthly meetings are at the Youth Alliance at 5223 Mitchell Avenue. These meetings take place at 12pm on the last Monday of each month. More information is available by calling 816-232-0050.
Breaking the Silence – Suicide Prevention Coalition is an initiative focused on challenging the trends evolving in society today that are leading to increased rates of suicide among children and teens. By Breaking the Silence and talking about this once-taboo subject, at-risk individuals can seek the help they need and suicide rates can start to decline.