For more information or to find out how you can get involved in your area, contact our office at 903 939 9010.
East Texas Substance Abuse Coalition
If you live in Smith, Henderson, Rusk, Cherokee or Van Zandt Counties, ask for Lauren Barnes. For more information or to get involved, follow our Facebook.
Piney Woods Substance Abuse Coalition
If you live in Gregg, Harrison or Marion Counties, ask for Rebecca Smith. For more information or to get involved, follow our Facebook.
Northeast Texas Coalition Against Substance Abuse
If you live in Morris, Titus, Cass, Bowie or Franklin Counties, ask for Brad Johnson. For more information or to get involved, follow our Facebook.
We are a group of concerned community members, teaming up to prevent substance abuse among youth in East Texas. Together, we represent three coalitions that work across thirteen counties.
Our coalitions operate under Next Step Community Solutions, a Tyler based nonprofit that works to provide substance abuse prevention and education, training and mental health counseling to youth in East Texas.
Our coalitions work to address the issue of underage drinking, marijuana, synthetic marijuana and prescription drug abuse locally. We are made up of members in our community such as law enforcement, school officials, nonprofit leaders, health care providers, social workers, pharmacists, business managers, parents, and youth working collectively to make East Texas a safe place to live and work. Under the umbrella of the “Don’t Provide East Texas” Campaign, we are taking a multi level approach to target easy social and retail access of alcohol among minors.