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!


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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).


Northwest Hills Prevention Connection Meetings


NHPC meeting dates to monthly on the first Thursday of the month at 8:30 am via Zoom.

All meetings are open to the public.

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Northwest Hills Prevention Connection Meetings Involvement


We encourage community members and students to be part of the conversation! If you would like to get involved please email:

Northwest Hills Prevention Connection