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Leading the Way for Healthy and Safe Communities

Leading the Way For Healthy and Safe Communities is the Council's core campaign, a message that reflects our obligation to engage in independent planning and inter-departmental policy coordination to play a leading role in defining how the state's substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery services will be delivered in the future.

We meet this obligation every day as we engage in policy and planning, administer our Alliance to Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse program, and work to raise public awareness and engage in community relations. From our Council members and staff to our thousands of community partners across the State, the Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse is honored to work collaboratively with dedicated individuals, stakeholders, organizations and agencies to lead the way for healthy and safe communities.

It Doesn't Get More Local

It Doesn't Get More Local, the campaign message for the Council's Alliance to Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse program, reflects the unique nature of this program, one that is singular in the nation in the effort to create healthy and safe communities.

As the new tagline says, it doesn't get more local than an Alliance; nearly 400 Alliances, encompassing more than 530 municipalities involving thousands of stakeholders who have made it their passion and commitment to address New Jersey's number one public health concern - alcoholism and drug abuse.

We are now embracing environmental strategies, and moving toward Prevention Prepared Communities, which will allow communities to assess their health more holistically and tear down single outcome funding and planning silos.

We are also proud to say in the spirit of the fact that It Doesn't Get More Local, that Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America named the Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse as its 2012 Outstanding State Member.

Alliances work throughout the year to bring innovative prevention activities to the communities in which they live and work, as well as help shape future legislation to enact change, unflinchingly in their dedication to creating healthy and safe communities