EPIC Coalition

Mission Statement

Mobilizing community members and resources to support youth and families in building a safe, healthy, and drug-free lifestyle.

The EPIC Coalition (formerly known as the Longview Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition) was formed in 2018 after being identified as an under-served community experiencing high levels of underage drinking, marijuana and opioid use, crime, unemployment, and school failure.

More About Us
  • The reality of youth drug use defies all stereotypes. Youth drug use rates are more or less consistently high across all gender, racial and ethnic, income, and geographic boundaries. It is critically important that primary prevention efforts address all young people as well as the adults who influence them.  Being a part of EPIC allows me to be influential  to the quality of life and future of the youth of our community.
    Russ Meder
    MY Agency
  • I became a member of EPIC to pursue the goal of healthy children, ready to learn, in a safe school, with the objective that all child-serving organizations and agencies collaborate to ensure every child in need has access to and engagement in integrated substance use disorder and behavioral health services.

    Phyllis M. Cavens, MD
    Child and Adolescent Clinic

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