The Community Drug Coalition (CDC) of Lea County seeks to reclaim the community from substance abuse, with a primary focus on the reduction of youth substance use. The CDC will achieve this by the following: Empowering youth and caretakers to live healthy lifestyles by providing anti-drug educational programming. Addressing the use and abuse of legal substances, both short and long term, by supporting law enforcement, schools, and local businesses. Addressing the environment and atmosphere that enables youth and other segments of the population to indulge and participate in illegal substance abuse by creating partnership initiatives to combat contributing risk/behavioral factors. Ensuring the development and maintenance of effective treatment systems for all segments of the population while identifying gaps in services. Improving the safety and health of citizens of Lea County.