The United Way of Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse (UWBCCSA) is a broad based substance use/abuse coalition dedicated to reducing substance use/abuse and all its devastating consequences on individuals, families, and communities.
Between 2000 and 2016 there has been a 60% reduction in the rate of Broward high school students reporting recent alcohol binge drinking but a 60% increase in their rate of current marijuana use.
Between 2004 and 2016 there has been a 71% reduction in the rate of Broward high school students reporting current cigarette smoking.
Current use of electronic cigarette devices are reported by 12% of Broward high school students as compared to only 2.9% who report current cigarette smoking.
The potent opiate drug Carfentanil is linked to at least 53 deaths in Broward County in 2016, more than any other county in the nation.
Take action and volunteer in your community to help reduce substance use/abuse by Broward County individuals and to educate others on how to be healthy and drug-free!
How do you see the future? Take the lead and learn to be an advocate for social change. Attend youth events, activities, and trainings to encourage yourself and others to be healthy and drug-free.
Do you want to meet other youth leaders, get community service hours and have fun? Join the Broward Youth Coalition and attend events to help your community with other people your age. You have the power to make a difference!
Learn how you can make a difference by attending training sessions created specifically for the youth in Broward County. Develop the skills to identify and help others lead a clean and drug free life. Check out what sessions we have available.
Join in on the fun and come out to one of our many youth events! Meet other youth leaders, get community service hours, and have fun learning how you can make a difference in your community. What are you waiting for?
Ready to take the first steps to being involved? Join an Action Team and training sessions to get access to the tools and resources to prevent substance use/abuse and help foster a healthy, drug-free youth.
Do you want to meet other advocates for social change in your community? Check out our full list of Action Teams that includes the Mental Health Action Team, Community Response Team, and more. Join today!
Our adult training sessions provide great resources for Broward County parents seeking knowledge and change. Learn how to prevent substance use/abuse, become an Active Parent, and join initiatives like SBIRT and WHAM.
Are you ready to take action? Become a member of our many initiatives! Solidify a better future for Broward County communities with initiatives like Family Day Every Day, Crisis Intervention Team, and more.
The commission has contracted an array of community providers to deploy evidence - based programs to prevent substance abuse and to promote mental health in Broward County.
The BBHC is a non-profit organization that provides effective and efficient care for substance abuse, mental health, and co-occuring disorders for individuals living in Broward County.
The Florida Department of Children & Families provides several programs like ACCESS Florida, Adults Services, and Child Care to ensure Florida families are receiving the right care.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration promotes and implements prevention and early intervention strategies to reduce the impact of mental and substance use disorders in America’s communities.
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