Our purpose is to serve as a catalyst for systems change and sustained collaborative work in the community to ensure the reduction and prevention of alcohol, drug, and tobacco use among Troup County youth. It is our vision to have a community of exceptional people promoting a positive and drug free lifestyle
What We Do
TCPC provides support and assistance to any community partners interested in lowering the rates of youth drug and alcohol use. The collaborative meets monthly to plan activities, and would welcome any interested parties to join us.
- We sponsor Red Ribbon Week and drug-free promotional programs in local middle schools.
- We partner with other community stakeholders for events like Teen Maze.
- We track student and teacher knowledge of drug use and trends throughout our middle and high schools.
- We sponsor a Youth Advisory Board for 9th-12th grade students interested in working against youth alcohol and drug use.
- We provide training in responsible beverage service to alcohol service personnel.
- We are available for presentations on trends in drug use, alcohol and the teen brain, marijuana legislation, and many other drug-related topics.
- We work with other prevention professionals around the state on legislation reform and public policy on prescription drugs and marijuana.
- To reduce substance abuse among youth and, over time, among adults by addressing the factors that increase the risk of substance abuse and promote the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse.
- To establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, private nonprofit agencies, and Federal, State, local, and tribal governments to support the efforts of community coalitions to prevent and reduce substance abuse among youth.
TCPC began in 2008. We are funded through CADCA and SAMSHA by the Drug-Free Communities grant. We were one of only three agencies in Georgia to receive a federal Drug Free Communities grant in 2013. TCPC has been fortunate to receive this grant for the second award cycle, in an increasingly competitive field. We have worked with Twin Cedars Youth and Family Services, Inc. and Troup County Family Connection closely throughout our existence, and are proud to be a program of Twin Cedars.
As part of Twin Cedars, Troup County Prevention Coalition is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA).
Referrals & Donations
To refer someone to the program, please contact Shannon Lawson at any of the following contact numbers and emails, or find us on Facebook at facebook.com/troupprevention.
Donation Wish List
If you are interested in supporting the Troup County Prevention Coalition by donating needed items and supplies, please view our donations wish list.