WHO WE ARE
The Canyon County Drug Free Coalition (2C-DFC) is a non-profit organization made up of a group of individuals from various sectors of the community.
The 2C-DFC is governed by a Board of Directors that include community, busi- ness, and law enforcement leaders. We are funded through grants, fund-raising events and donations.
Our goal is to partner with schools, law enforcement agencies and other community leaders in Canyon County to provide drug awareness and education to parents and youth.
The coalition meets the 4th Tuesday of the month from 4:00-5:00 via ZOOM or Microsoft Teams. All meetings are open for public and community attendance. Please contact us for meeting information.
The mission of the 2C-DFC is to empower youth and families in Canyon County to reach their full potential through substance use prevention education and to create a safer community.
We envision a family-friendly community that is safe and drug-free.
OUR GOALS & OBJECTIVES
- Recruit members for 2C-DFC to further our mission.
- Educate the community about the dangers of youth substance use.
- Reduce youth substance use through strategic interventions.
- Collaborate with schools, local organizations and city and state agencies.
- 2C-DFC utilizes the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health services Administration (SAMHSA).
2C-DFC utilizes the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF)
2C-DFC utilizes the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health services Administration (SAMHSA). SPF assists community coalitions in developing the infrastructure needed for community-based, public health approaches that can lead to effective and sustainable reductions in alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) use and abuse. The five elements are:
- Assessment. Collect data to define problems, resources, and readiness within a geographic area to address needs and gaps.
- Capacity. Mobilize and/or build capacity within a geographic area to address needs.
- Planning. Develop a comprehensive strategic approach that includes policies, programs, and practices creating a logical, data-driven plan to address problems identified in the assessment.
- Implementation. Implement evidence-based prevention strategies, programs, policies and practices.
- Evaluation. Measure the impact of the SPF and the implementation of strategies, programs, policies and practices.The elements of sustainability and cultural competence—central to community-based approaches—are shown in the center of the graphic indicating their importance to each of the other elements.
CANYON COUNTY SUBSTANCE USING FINDINGS
Middle school students believed that it was more acceptable for their peers to use marijuana than to use prescription drugs not prescribed to them, drink alcohol or binge drink, and even use tobacco.
In 2019, 28% of Idaho High School students reported past month use of alcohol, 16% reported binge drinking, 15% had their first drink of alcohol before age 13, 17% reported past month use of marijuana, 22% reported using electronic vapor products and 14% also reported the non-medical use of prescription drugs during their lifetime.
Marijuana and alcohol continue to be the most widely used illicit drugs among the youth population, with prevalence rates among all three grades combined raising significantly over the last year. Among students who currently drink alcohol, 43% usually got the alcohol they drank by someone giving it to them.
*Idaho State Department of Education. (2020).
Idaho Youth Risk Behavior Survey. A Healthy Look At Idaho Youth.