San Clemente Shares in Nationwide Grant to Reduce Youth Substance Abuse

The San Clemente Wellness & Prevention Coalition joined with 645 other coalitions nationwide in winning an additional five years of funding through the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. The Wellness & Prevention Coalition uses comprehensive strategies to reduce past-30-day use of alcohol and other drugs, increase perception of harm of alcohol and other drugs, and decrease access to alcohol and other drugs.

Dr. Rahul Gupta, director of ONDCP, stated,“We know that preventing youth substance use greatly decreases the chances of a young person developing a substance-use disorder. Investing in young people is a critical piece of our collective work to make communities healthier and safer.”

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