66% decrease in lifetime alcohol use among 7th, 9th and 11th graders*
4% of Milford youth report ever having misused OTC meds to get high*
30-day use rates for alcohol are 24% below national averages, 21% below state**
30-day use rates for marijuana are 11% below national averages, 9% below state averages*
SUCCESS IN PREVENTION
Our programs work. The statistics above reflect that. We are proud to help our community understand the risks of substance use and make healthy choices.
We are able to do that because of your help. Businesses, civic leaders and citizens from across Milford contribute to our success. We also work closely with many organizations in our community. These groups and their leaders play a big part in making our programs happen.
Get involved! Put your passion for Milford to work for a good cause. Attend our monthly meeting or volunteer at one of our events. All are welcome!
*Milford Prevention Council bi-annual survey data, 2009-2017
**Milford Youth Survey 2017
Lou LaVecchia, Chairman
Diane Candido, Secretary
Marty Schwartzman, Fiscal Representative
Wendy Gibbons, LCSW, Program Director
Ray Vitali, Vice Chairman
Glenn Laudenslager, Treasurer
Milford Prevention Council
70 W. River Street, Milford, CT 06460
Call us at: 203.783.6676