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"PACT Coalition for Safe & Drug-Free Communities"

The PACT Coalition is the answer to Southern Nevada’s need for an alliance of like-minded professional working symbiotically to meet the substance abuse prevention and advocacy needs of our community”

A coalition is created when the needs of a community transcend the capacity of the individual and collaboration effort is born. In 2010, a group of Las Vegas community members identified the need for a substance abuse coalition in Southern Nevada – and the PACT Coalition was created. PACT Coalition for Safe & Drug Free Communities is a 501(c)(3)

PACT Coalition Mission Statement

The PACT Coalition seeks to empower southern Nevada with the resources to prevent substance abuse for all ages and promote recovery through culturally competent advocacy, education, stigma reduction, support, and outreach. A diverse cross-section of community leadership is represented by the PACT Coalition that will work together to ensure a sustainable future and a healthier community.

PACT Coalition Vision Statement

The PACT Coalition envisions a community in which every layer of society is involved in the prevention of harm and the advocacy of education.


What is prescription drug abuse?

Prescription drug abuse is the use of a medication without a prescription, in a way other than as prescribed, or for the experience or feelings elicited. According to several national surveys, prescription medications, such as those used to treat pain, attention deficit disorders, and anxiety, are being abused at a rate second only to marijuana among illicit drug users. The consequences of this abuse have been steadily worsening, reflected in increased treatment admissions, emergency room visits, and overdose deaths.

Prescription drug abuse, as defined in this report, is equivalent to the term "nonmedical use," used by many of the national surveys or data collection systems. **This definition does not correspond to the definition of abuse/dependence listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition (DSM-IV)**  Source:

What are some of the commonly abused prescription drugs?

Although many medications can be abused, the following three classes are most commonly abused:

  • Opioids—usually prescribed to treat pain;
  • Central nervous system (CNS) depressants—used to treat anxiety and sleep disorders; and
  • Stimulants—most often prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).



Youth Substance Abuse Education
Senior Medication Management
Fetal Alcohol Training
Bilingual Diabetes Training
Bilingual Mental Health First Aid
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Freedom from Smoking
Chronic Disease Self- Management
Resource Library
Community Health Worker


829 People Reached by Email
236 People Reached by Newsletter
2,352 Radio PSAs Aired
186,600 Weekly PSA Listeners
37 Million Billboard Viewers
852 Medical Services to Patients

14 Funded Grantees Providing
Evidence Based Prevention Programming

Aid for AIDS of Nevada
Boys & Girls Club of Southern Nevada
CCSD Safe & Drug Free Schools
CCSD Quannah McCall Elementary School
Foundation for Recovery
CCDFS Parenting Project
Nevada Partners
Police Athletic League
Safe Nest
Foundation for Recovery Smart Rx
Variety Early Learning Center
WestCare Nevada Inc.
Las Vegas Indian Center


12 Monthly Coalition Meetings 70 Collaborating Organizations
3,277 Participants Served
14 Grants to Community Programs
$622,000 to Funded Grantees
$241,775 Medical Services Donated


Monthly Coalition Meeting

3rd Wednesday of the Month at: 11:30 am

3110 Polaris Ave, Suite 6

Las Vegas, NV 89102

3110 Polaris Ave. Suite 6
Las Vegas, NV 89102
702-582- PACT (7228)

This publication was supported in whole or in part by the Nevada Division of Public and 
Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Agency (SAPTA) through
State General Funds, and SAPT Block and Partnership for Success federal grants from
the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Its contents
are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official
views of the U.S. DHHS, SAMHSA, or the State of Nevada. 
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