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Do you know someone who has been affected by the drug epidemic? We do too. Far too often we hear stories of lost lives and lively hood due to the extreme consequences of drug addiction. It’s truly a sad reality that needs to be addressed and prevented. That’s where we come in.

The Bryan County Drug Free Coalition provides leadership, education and resources to prevent and address substance abuse among our community. From our schools to our city streets, we want to ensure that those who are suffering from drug abuse or dependency can be helped, there is a future for everyone.

 

We are a community alliance dedicated to implementing comprehensive strategies within a strategic prevention framework to prevent and reduce substance abuse among area youth, and promote positive long-term community change.

We identify local leading problems related to substance abuse and increase awareness and cooperation through a comprehensive collaborative plan which educates the community in order to increase protective factors among youth and prevent drug usage in Bryan County over time.

The Facts

The federal Government passed The Controlled Substance Act in 1970 as a foundation for the fight against drugs. This act organizes substance based on their potency, addictive qualities and medical use. After enacting the CSA, the Drug Enforcement Administration was established, combining the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs and Customs’ drug agents.  The DEA investigates drugs and their harmful effects on our bodies. They also investigate individuals whom are connected to drug trafficking or any other drug related crimes.

 

Did you know that drug users experience a decrease in Dopamine transporters as a result of use? Drug use is also responsible for damaging another neurotransmitter, glutamate, which is responsible for your brain’s reward circuit and your ability to learn.