Garland County CARES is a substance abuse prevention coalition formed by a group of concerned citizens in Garland County. The coalition envisions a community in which substance abuse and its risk factors and consequences are reduced to a minimum. Their purpose is to reduce substance abuse and associated problems in our community by implementing community-wide evidence based prevention programs and environmental strategies. The mission of Garland County CARES is to build and sustain a broad-based, culturally competent coalition to develop and implement strategic evidence-based policies and programs to reduce substance abuse in Garland County.
Reducing substance abuse in a community is a shared responsibility. Garland County CARES brings together a wide range of people, institutions, including consumers, business leaders, health care providers, elected officials, faith communities, educators and other to work strategically to address this complex issue.