Over 25% of students surveyed in East Texas said they used alcohol in the past month. When it comes to using other substances such as marijuana or vaping, the use rates for teens in East Texas is either on par with the rest of the state or slightly higher. Teen substance use has many negative health and social outcomes including a higher risk of alcohol dependence as an adult, engaging in risky behavior, and permanently damaging the brain.
We train community members on how to talk to teens about substance use.
We help raise awareness of the issue and work to get community buy-in
We work to make it more difficult for teens to access alcohol and other harmful substances
We have two coalitions that serve the following counties: Gregg, Upshur, Marion, Harrison, Camp, Cass, Titus, and Morris.
Our coalitions are open to anyone passionate about reducing teen substance use and making an impact
in their community. The more diverse our coalitions, the better!
Parent/and or guardians
Anyone who is interested
Meet Ashlei, Coalition Coordinator for the Piney Woods Substance Abuse Coalition
The Piney Woods Substance Abuse Coalition works to prevent youth substance abuse in Gregg, Harrison, Marion, and Upshur Counties. If you live or work in any of these counties, we would love for you to join our efforts. For more information on how to get involved, contact Ashlei Green at 903-939-9010 or visit our Facebook page.
Meet Angel, Coalition Coordinator for the Northeast Coalition Against Substance Abuse
Northeast Texas Coalition Against Substance Abuse works to prevent youth substance abuse in Titus, Morris, Cass, and Camp Counties. If you live or work in any of these counties, we would love for you to join our efforts. For more information on how to get involved, contact Angel Lege at 903-939-9010 or visit our Facebook page.
As part of our coalition efforts, we developed two websites that are designed to educate and equip you with knowledge and skills on how you can prevent underage drinking and prescription drug abuse at home and in your community. Don’t Provide East Texas is a one stop shop with plenty of resources on preventing underage drinking. East Texas Rx has everything you need to know about staying ahead and preventing prescription drug misuse, abuse and addiction. Click on the logos below to check them out!