Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition

Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition

Our Coalition is committed to raising public awareness of the risks and consequences of underage drinking and drug abuse, educating the community about current and emerging drug trends, partnering with school districts, building liaisons with decision-makers, parents, the medical and faith communities, as well as law enforcement.

We work to develop, implement and support environmental strategies to reduce substance abuse. We believe by working together, citizens can nurture social and environmental changes to make Williamson County a safer and healthier place, brightening the future of our children, youth and families.

Please join us as we work together to change the perception that underage drinking and the use of tobacco and other drugs are just a “rite of passage”.



SPF Needs Assessment

Sponsored by LifeSteps with Coordinated Training Services (CTS), A professional service of Workers Assistance Program (WAP), Inc.

Wednesday 30-Jul-14 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT

Date:         June 30, 2014
Time:         9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location:   LifeSteps
                  2105 N Mays Street                 
                  Round Rock, Texas 78664         
The After-Action Review of the Town Hall Meeting on Underage Drinking was conducted by Dr. Lori Holleran Steiker, Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work.* There were two outcomes of the After Action Review: 
  1. The Coalition is ready to select evidence-based programs to reduce underage drinking in Williamson County. We will, however, need training to determine which solutions are most practical for Williamson County, and which of the most practical solutions can realistically be implemented.
  2. Consensus that a peer recovery system for adolescents (aka Alternative Peer Group model) is needed in Williamson County. The Coalition, as a part of LifeSteps, will explore possible funding sources and coordinate with behavioral health providers, primary care providers, the juvenile justice system, school districts and others to develop a model.

Texans Standing Tall will provide a training session on putting together the strategy and specific action steps to reduce underage drinking on July 30th from 9 a.m. to noon at LifeSteps’ Round Rock office.  

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* Dr. Lori has authored or co-authored numerous articles, book chapters, and reports that coalesce around culturally grounded substance abuse prevention/intervention.  She is the co-editor of the book Substance Abusing Latinos: Current Research on Epidemiology, Prevention and Treatment. She is presently writing another book entitled Adolescent Substance Abuse: Prevention and Intervention, to be available in 2014.   



For more information or to get involved, contact us at 512-246-9880 or visit:


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