Substance Abuse Prevention

Northwest Hills Prevention Connection (NHPC) is dedicated to helping prevent youth substance abuse in Northwestern Connecticut, specifically in Region 7 (Barkhamsted, Norfolk, New Hartford, Colebrook) and Winchester. Through a unique network of community members, we provide area families with an understanding of illicit substances and the benefits of not using. This knowledge provides empowerment, helping the community to make the right choices for themselves.

Our volunteer community coalition meets monthly to discuss ways of preventing drug abuse among youths and families. We plan events, recruit for our coalition, make decisions on educational material, and educate ourselves and the community on the various substances and their consequences. Keep reading to learn how to get involved in our coalition!


Communities with Partnership for Success grants are seeing dramatic decreases in the rates of underage alcohol consumption. In a three-year period, underage drinking among Connecticut kids ages 12-17 decreased 9.2% –National Survey of Drug Use and Health (NSDUH).



NHPC meets monthly at Northwest Region 7 High School on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 8:00AM to 9:00AM. All meetings are open to the public, and coffee and breakfast are provided. The next meeting is Tuesday, August 28.

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Sign our Safe Party Parent Registry and pledge to never serve alcohol to anyone underage in your household. Also, learn about Connecticut’s Social Host Law, an act prohibiting adults from allowing minors to possess alcoholic liquor in dwelling units and on private property. Check out our Facebook page, and our newsletter! We write a lot of educational and informational tidbits on how to talk to your kids about substance abuse.


Our youth subcommittees are done for the year. Have a good summer! Keep an eye out for times and places for the next school year!

Take 5 Minutes to Help Your Community!

In order to best serve our community, we want to provide information and activities tailored to what the community needs. We do this by surveying the community and collecting data on perceptions and opinions of substance use. The survey takes no longer than 5 minutes and is completely anonymous.

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