community coalition development

Mitigating substance abuse from the roots.

Substance abuse is a local problem. Therefore efforts to prevent substance abuse would require more of local approaches. GISA helps to develop anti drug coalitions by identifying stakeholders within a defined community to identify substance abuse challenges and collectively proffer solutions.

The coalitions could be activity/event focused coalitions, service/program focused coalitions, community mobilization coalitions or comprehensive community coalitions.  Statistics show that community anti-drug coalition helps reduce drug consumption among youths: alcohol 27%, tobacco 32%, marijuana 14%, and prescription drugs 11%.

Strategic Prevention Framework
The Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) is a module developed by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the United States. GISA uses this module to complement community anti drug coalition. SPF comprises of:

  • Assessment
  • Capacity
  • Planning
  • Implementation
  • Evaluation
Community anti-drug coalition

Stakeholders in community anti drug coalition represent each of these sectors:

  • Youth
  • Parents
  • Schools
  • Religious organizations
  • Law enforcement
  • Media
  • Business
  • Youth-Serving organizations
  • Healthcare professionals/organizations
  • Local or state government with expertise in substance abuse
  • Traditional leaders
  • Civic/Volunteering groups
  • Other organizations involved in substance abuse prevention
  • Any other group depending on the peculiarity of the community


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GISA Initiative

We provide solutions to substance abuse through life skills training to prevent the initiation of substance use, help users to abstain and or live a quality life.

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