The Coalition meets on a bi-monthly basis while the executive, subcommittees, and EDGE group meeting on a monthly basis.
At these meetings, we further
develop our mission of reducing substance abuse by organizing future events, reviewing current
statistics and studies, and developing ways to further enhance the positive effect of our efforts
on our communities.
Join a meeting, get involved!
The Solution is in the Community.
The mission of the Durham Middlefield Local Wellness Coalition is to reduce the harm of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and other drugs in our towns through community action, education, support, and collaboration.
The Durham Middlefield Local Wellness Coalition (DMLWC) is a group of individuals and organizations that partner and volunteer their time to maintain a safe, healthy, and drug-free community for local youth. The coalition has a wide representation from the community; schools, businesses, faith organizations, physicians, local government officials, law enforcement, media, parents, youth, and other community members.
E-cigarettes are devices that heat a liquid into an aerosol that the user inhales. The liquid usually has nicotine and flavoring in it, and other additives/chemicals. The nicotine in e-cigarettes and regular cigarettes is addictive.
Nicotine exposure during adolescence and young adulthood can cause addiction and harm the developing brain, which continues to age 25.
E-cigarette use is strongly linked to the use of other tobacco products. Some evidence suggests that e-cigarette use is linked to alcohol use and other substance use, such as marijuana. Certain e-cigarette products can be used to deliver other drugs like marijuana.
No matter how it's delivered, nicotine is addictive and harmful for youth and young adults.
You can find many resources that discuss e-cigarette use among young people.
For general information on tobacco products, visit cdc.gov/tobacco.
For information about Surgeon General's reports visit surgeongeneral.gov.
The Durham Middlefield Local Wellness Coalition is a Non-Profit Organization funded by the Drug-Free Communities Grant from the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and Local Prevention Funds through the Middlesex County Substance Abuse Action Council (MCSAAC).