Lenawee Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (LSAPC)

OVERVIEW OF LENAWEE SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION COALITION (LSAPC)

The LSAPC is a formalized organization that is comprised of concerned and dedicated community members and representatives; working together to build and sustain a system of prevention that addresses the substance abuse needs of Lenawee County. The LSAPC meets on a monthly basis to focus on substance abuse prevention services in our community through data collection and analysis, information dissemination, community engagement and mobilization, and evidence-based programming. Through our collaboration, we have continued to coordinate, develop, plan, and advocate for substance abuse prevention services for Lenawee County.

The LSAPC has successfully assembled a diverse coalition comprised of both participating and supporting members from our local community. Coalition members represent various sectors of the community including parents, youth, law enforcement, teachers and educators, school administrators, court officials, treatment and prevention specialists, health professionals, mental health specialists, public officials, faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, media representatives, and concerned citizens. LSAPC believes that every community member has something valuable to offer and contribute to substance abuse prevention.

The LSAPC is staffed and supported by the Lenawee County Community Action Agency (CAA) located in Adrian, MI. CAA strives to promote self-sufficiency by providing various programs to the community in the areas of community development, economic self-sufficiency, education, health and nutrition, housing, and informational services. Under the CAA organizational structure, LSAPC resides under the umbrella of health and nutritional programs. For more information about CAA, visit www.caajlh.org

LSAPC is primarily funded through the Mid-South Substance Abuse Commission (MSSAC) which serves as the regional coordinating agency of LSAPC and eight other counties. MSSAC is responsible for channeling public funding for both substance abuse prevention and treatment services to nine Michigan counties including Clinton, Eaton, Gratiot, Hillsdale, Ingham, Ionia, Jackson, Lenawee, and Newaygo. In addition, MSSAC develops comprehensive plans for substance abuse treatment and rehabilitation services and prevention services consistent with guidelines established by the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH). For more information about MSSAC, visit www.mssac.com

MISSION STATEMENT
To prevent and reduce alcohol, tobacco, and other drug misuse and abuse among youth and adults in the Lenawee community through community planning, education, support, and collaboration.
VISION STATEMENT
Lenawee County will become a healthier and safer place to live by reducing the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs in the community.
CURRENT GOALS
  1. Capacity Building
  2. Alcohol
  3. Tobacco
  4. Prescription Drugs