Community Drug Coalition of Lea County

HISTORY

In 2005, the Community Drug Coalition (CDC) of Lea County began as a grass-roots initiative by local citizens and community leaders in an effort to address the growing drug problem in Hobbs and Lea County, New Mexico. The dedication, commitment and efforts of a small group of people developed into a non-profit coalition. The City of Hobbs, the County of Lea and others provide funding for the CDC. The CDC would not have become a reality without the financial support of the local governments and citizens.

MISSION

The CDC is committed to the reduction of substance abuse in Lea County, thus improving the lives of the entire community.

The CDC has a mission to prevent and end the use of illegal drugs and abuse of legal drugs by implementing a three-pronged approach of prevention, intervention and treatment.

Prevention will empower residents to live healthy lifestyles and identify front-line deterrents to vigorously educate the community, with a primary focus on youth.

Intervention will crush the environment and atmosphere that is currently enabling a large segment of the population to indulge and participate in substance abuse.

Treatment will develop and maintain an effective treatment system to make our community a safe and healthy environment in which to raise our families.