“We are pleased to partner with La Salle High School to assist them with building out their comprehensive substance abuse prevention and intervention program because we know no single strategy alone is effective,” said Mary Haag, president and CEO of the Coalition for a Drug-Free Greater Cincinnati. Founded in 1996, the organization promotes drug-free environments for youth by enhancing partnerships to educate, advocate and support local-based community mobilization.
“No community, school, or person is immune to substance abuse. But being proactive, starting early and providing consistent doses of prevention leads to fewer problem behaviors,” Haag said. “In fact, setting clear boundaries and expectations is the developmental asset most strongly related to lower levels of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use in young people.”