Building Healthy Drug-Free Communities - 5:06
with, Randy Root - Director, Huron Valley Community Coalition
Posted Mar 30, 2017
Research has shown that kids who have conversations with their parents and learn about the dangers of alcohol and drug use are?50% less likely?to use alcohol and drugs than those who don't have such conversations. The Huron Valley Coalition is one of 16 throughout Oakland County which share a commitment to building healthy and drug-free communities, particularly for youth. The Coalition?believes in the significance of the words "Community Coalition." By bringing together diverse sectors of the?community, the Coalition will have a powerful, positive impact on the choices ?young people make regarding substance use. Visit Huron Valley Community Coalition on the web, Facebook and twitter. Recorded on March 23rd, 2017.
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