Community Resources

Below are some ideas that you can do as an individual, within a community group and/or other organizations. 


Coalitions/Partnerships/Community Organizations


Individuals can:

  • Use prescription painkillers only as directed by a health care provider.
  • Make sure they are the only one to use their prescription painkillers. Not selling or sharing them with others helps prevent misuse and abuse.
  • Store prescription painkillers in a secure place and dispose of them properly.
  • Encourage legislatures to pass, enforce and evaluate pill mill, doctor shopping and other laws to reduce prescription painkiller abuse.
  • Encourage professional licensing boards to take action against inappropriate prescribing. 
  • Join a local coalition or start on yourself.  Check around your community- there is no need to reinvent the wheel.  Contact your state  for information-  CADCA


Nationwide Anti-drug/Prevention Coalitions and Partnerships

Excellent four county program that brought the community together and successfully drove pill pushers out. This coalition has outlined all the details that helped to put an end to this epidemic. Templates include webinars, flyers, videos, statistical results and they are willing to answer any questions. Taylor your program to your community’s needs and goals. THANK You CHIP (Community Health Improvement Partnership) for allowing others to duplicate this program!

Contact your state for groups in your area information-  CADCA

National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors

County Coalitions: These are groups I have met at various functions & on-line.  Good place to get additional ideas.
RH Prevention Resource Center
Kentucky- Operation Unite
Greater Cincinnati- Coalition for a Drug Free Greater Cincinnati 
Southwest Virginia- One Care
Florida- Charlotte Cty- Drug Free Charlotte County
Florida- Hernando Cty- Anti-Drug Coalition
Florida- Hillsborough Cty- HCADA
Georgia- Union Cty- Anti-Drug Coalition
Tennessee- Jackson Madison - Anti Drug Coalition
Tennessee- Kingston- RCADC Anti Drug Coalition

Prescription drug diversion is one of the defining drug crimes in America today.



Addiction is a preventable disease.
Please educate yourself and your family.
Addiction affects the entire family. 
Ignoring the problem will only make the situation worse.

See helpful link page for websites for families, individuals, schools and community organizations. Also, see literature link for books... understanding addiction helps the family in recovery.