“Being a member of this commission (Northfield ASAP) not only provided me with an understanding of complex drug-related issues and public ethics, it gave me the experience of interacting with members of my own community outside the high school walls.”
Through collaborative efforts, Youth Health provides resources necessary to support the physical, social, and emotional well-being of our community’s youth. Key partners in this effort are the Northfield Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention (N-ASAP) and the Rice County Chemical and Mental Health Coalition.
NORTHFIELD ALLIANCE FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION (N-ASAP)
A city council-appointed commission, N-ASAP seeks to raise community awareness about local substance use and to make recommendations for community interventions to reduce youth use.
Examples of their work include the Take It To The Box program; the distribution of mailings, postcards, and resource materials to parents; and policy efforts related to alcohol and tobacco sales and efforts to reduce youth use.
RICE COUNTY CHEMICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH COALITION
The Rice County Chemical and Mental Health Coalition is committed to preventing alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use and abuse among Rice County youth. As a countywide, multi-sector organization, the Coalition takes a comprehensive, research-based approach to addressing youth substance abuse.
The Coalition has created a curated list of chemical and mental health resources available to residents in Rice County and nearby communities. The directory includes lists of mental health and chemical health services for youth.