ASAC is a coalition of Kent County citizens who recognize the damage substance abuse does to our young people and who have a plan and resources to do something about it. We implement strategies to prevent, delay, and reduce youth substance abuse in Kent County.
Kent County has a significant alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) problem among its youth. (For more detail: Maryland Adolescent Survey.pdf) No single person or agency by itself can change Kent County’s existing community norms that expect and accept youth ATOD use. ASAC is a partnership, it brings concerned citizens (including youth) together with public sector officials in such a way that a shared will is created and actions taken to change these community norms.
Our desired outcome is to reduce key ATOD indicators and to increase age of onset. We do not function as a support organization, but rather we sustain partnerships in ASAC, so that all of the Kent County community is involved in solving our drug problem.
ASAC provides a path for community members concerned about substance abuse to turn their concerns into action. We bring community members together with public service professionals to share ideas, to identify needs, and to get things done. We provide an opportunity for both of these groups to work with youth, engage their interests and strengthen their assets.
|Board:||Steve Atkinson||Chair||Bill Clark|
|Karen Cotton||Beth Hill||Carol DeGraves||Jenny Randolph|
|Nora Becker||Tom Clark||Karen Dionisio||Candy Edwards|
|Dawn Jacobs||Nina Johnson||Frances Miller||Terry Ober|
|Abby Ritchie||John Price||Rebecca Taylor||Joe Wheeler|