Anacortes Community Drug and Alcohol Task Force

Anacortes Drug and Alcohol Task Force Goals

Increase support for children and families to promote healthy choices

  - Increase behavior / mental health support programs
  - Increase mentor-ship opportunities (adults / kids and teens / younger kids)
  - Increase tracking of at-risk kids, develop a systematic approach to early     intervention
  - Increase support (including local treatment support options) for current addicts

Build awareness about drugs and alcohol

  - Develop a communications / messaging calendar using the communication tools
     already existing within the community (school, law enforcement, hospital, city
     newsletters, neighborhood assns., faith / civic group newsletters, etc)
  - Increase education for parents, students, service and health care providers, etc
  - Create (update?) a resource guide for mental health / substance abuse

Develop a safe place for kids / teens / families 

  - Include a team to plan a calendar of family activities (don’t wait for a building)

 Go Anacortes - Substance abuse task force looks at what the Community can do.

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