Last Updated on May 9, 2022 by Cass County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition

Logansport, IN — The Cass County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (CCSAPC) will join communities across the country in celebrating the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Prevention Week (NPW) 2022 to increase public awareness of, and action around, mental and substance use disorders.

Each year, SAMHSA’s NPW promotes prevention year-round by providing ideas, building capacity, and sharing tools and resources to help individuals and communities make substance use prevention happen every day. This year, NPW will take place May 8–14.

To encourage healthy decision-making and strengthen community, build resilience, and create hope, CCSAPC is dedicated to educating, showcasing local resources, raising awareness, etc. along with all member organizations.

“National Prevention Week is an opportunity for us to educate and raise awareness in our community on substance misuse prevention. “says Nikki Malott. “Substance misuse prevention begins with us, and we all have the power to fight for a healthier future for ourselves and our community.”

SAMHSA’s NPW echoes a key message of the 2016 Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health: We can shift the way society thinks about substance misuse and substance use disorders while identifying actions that individuals and communities can take to prevent and treat these conditions.

CCSAPC is proud to be one of many organizations around the country encouraging people to raise awareness about the importance of substance use prevention and mental health promotion in their communities as part of NPW 2022.

For more information on substance misuse prevention or our community coalition, visit www.ysainc.org/prevention-dfc.

The Cass County Substance Abuse Prevention is a community coalition, open to anyone who has an interest in helping Cass County become a healthier, happier, safer community. This is a Drug Free Communities funded coalition and is compromised of 12 sectors of the community working towards a common goal. Please go to www.ysainc.org for more information or email nikki@ysainc.org.