The Cambria County Drug Coalition follows the nationally recognized Drug Free Communities model to engage all 12 sectors of our community to create positive change. Many of these sectors hold regularly scheduled meetings to work towards common goals. See below for a list of committees to find ways that you can get involved!
The Law Enforcement Sector is comprised of law enforcement personnel who work in the field and who support the common vision that Cambria County is a great place to live, work and play!
Purpose Statement: Committed to decreasing the supply of illegal drugs in Cambria County in an effort to protect and save lives.
For more information on how to get involved call 814-619-4505
The Healthcare Sector Committee is comprised of individuals who work in the medical field and who work toward the common goal of creating drug free communities across Cambria County.
Their Purpose Statement is: In collaboration with fellow healthcare professionals, members focus on the complex disease of addiction and residual effects. With the principle belief that every life matters every time, members accept vital roles in making lifesaving impact in stopping the cycle of addiction, spreading messages of prevention and improving systems of care for individuals with a substance use disorder.
The Maternal Addiction Resource Center (MARC) and offering Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) in the Emergency Department of Conemaugh Health System are two of the initiatives that the Healthcare Committee collaboratively brought into fruition.
To learn how to get involved call 814-619-4505
Treatment and Recovery
The Treatment Sector of the Cambria County Drug Coalition is comprised of professionals who work in the Drug and Alcohol Treatment field. The Drug Coalition partners with the Cambria County Drug and Alcohol Program to collaborate during bi-monthly meetings.
To learn more and get involved call 814-619-4505
The Recovery Workgroup is comprised of individuals living in long-term recovery from Substance Use Disorder, family members and allies. They plan events, training’s and community engagement year round.
Their Purpose Statement is: Lead Cambria County individuals and families that are struggling with the devastation caused by substance use disorder to a recovery-oriented way of life through the use of lived experience, education and advocacy for, and on behalf of, those affected by this issue while reducing the stigma associated with it.
To learn how you can get involved call 814-619-4505
The Faith Based Committee of the Drug Coalition is a collaborative group of individuals in the Faith Community. They plan events and training’s in collaboration with the other sector committees that aim to reduce stigma linked to substance use disorder and to spread the message that recovery is possible!
Their Purpose Statement is:
The Faith Based community of our county needs to be involved in creating drug free communities. We believe God can change minds and spiritually give people 4 things in dealing with substance use disorder: 1) Drive to get free 2) Answers to steps of lasting recovery 3) Salvation of their souls 4) Restoration in relationships and re-establishment in their community.
To get involved or find out more information call 814-691-4505
The Media Sector Committee is comprised of individuals working in the Media field from radio, television and print. These individuals come together to collectively support the mission of the Coalition.
Their Purpose Statement: A diverse assembly of representatives from every sector of the communications industry who will collaborate to maximize the impact of Cambria County Drug Coalition messaging.
Call 814-619-4505 for information and to get involved.
The Prevention Education Committee of the Cambria County Drug Coalition has worked collaboratively with prevention agencies and providers to ensure that the youth of Cambria County receive the highest level of evidence based prevention curriculum.
Currently present in all school districts in Cambria County, the Botvin LifeSkills Training (LST) is the #1 rated evidence-based youth development program. Implemented in schools all over the U.S. and in 36 countries around the world, Botvin LST fosters youth development by teaching personal coping skills, general social skills, and skills for resisting pressures to smoke, drink, use drugs, and engage in other risky behaviors.
Their Purpose Statement is dedicated to reducing substance use and building stronger communities by supporting programs, education, and initiatives that empower youth and families to make healthy choices and lead productive lives.
To learn more or get involved call 814-619-4505.