Program That Combats Drugs Finds Success

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

GRAYSON, Ky. (AP) -- An initiative to combat substance abuse among youths in eastern Kentucky has found so much success that it will be funded for another five years.

The Independent reports the Carter County Drug Free Coalition received funding last week from the Office of National Drug Control Policy to continue its work.

Grant coordinator Shelly Steiner of Pathways said the coalition was founded in 2006 on the heels of an educational summit where it was discovered that substance abuse was a significant factor affecting education outcomes in the county. She said the coalition formed and began to educate the public about the problem, then rolled out several strategies to fight it.

Data shows most middle and high school students reported a reduction in the use of drugs and alcohol.

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