Promoting a heathy environment that decreases youth substance abuse through education, empowerment and healthy alternatives.
Salmon Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition is an alliance of community partners formed to reduce and prevent substance abuse in Lemhi County. Community leaders, businesses, parents, youth, law enforcement, schools, media, youth-serving organizations, religious, civic and volunteer groups, healthcare professionals and other organizations involved in reducing substance abuse, are standing together to promote and preserve a drug-free environment. SSAPCO maintains that a drug-free environment is essential for the healthy development of our youth, allowing them to thrive and reach their full potential.
SSAPCO's current focus is to decrease the use of alcohol, marijuana, tobacco and prescription drugs among our youth and community members through education, empowerment and healthy alternatives. The ultimate goal of the coalition is to become a change agent in the lives of Lemhi County citizens to bring about healthier beliefs, perceptions, knowledge and behavior regarding substance abuse.
"Lemhi County, a vibrant, healthy community free of substance abuse" is the vision of SSAPCO. The coalition strives to realize this vision through community partnerships that collaboratively assess community needs to effectively plan, implement and evaluate strategies that reduce substance abuse in our community.
SSAPCO was awarded the Strategic Planning Framework grant in 2014 and later the Drug Free Communities grant in 2018, enabling the coalition to mature as an organization, expand its membership, initiate valuable programs and strategies and create partnerships for sustainability.
Bruce Murphy has been the pastor of Salmon Assembly of God
since 2002. He has been involved with the drug task force movement in
Salmon since 2003. Early on he served as the president of the
Awareness for Better Choices (ABC) Taskforce for 5 years. In addition to
involvement with the coalition, Bruce worked for the Lemhi After
School Program from 2002 to 2017. He is a certified instructor for
Married and Loving It and Life Skills and is a Student Assistance Program
(SAP) facilitator. Bruce has a B.A. in Ministry Leadership from
Northwest University in Kirkland, WA.
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Andy is a Senior in High School. Andy has been involved with DFY his whole High school career. Andy is one of 7 leaders.
Eli is a Junior in high school. Eli has been involved with DFY his whole High school career. He is one of 7 leaders of the Drug Free Youth Program.
Miriam Is a Junior in High school. Miriam has been involved with DFY his whole High school career. She is one of 7 leaders of the Drug Free Youth Program.
Johnny is a Junior in High School. Johnny has been involved with DFY his whole High school career. He is one of 7 Leaders of the Drug Free Youth Program.
Salmon Drug Free Youth(DFY) is a group of High school students who want to change the culture of drugs and alcohol in High school. We strive to create fun opportunities and activities that are drug and alcohol free for students. We also reach out to our community for a better, cleaner life in our small town.
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