KLASAC stands for the “Klickitat-Lyle Against Substance Abuse Coalition.” We are a coalition working together to build a healthy community with opportunities for youth and families of every background to thrive in an alcohol and drug-free environment.
The goals of the Klickitat Lyle Against Substance Abuse Coalition are to increase consistent enforcement of policies and laws, increase school competency and achievement, increase positive family management skills, increase the perception of harm of drugs and alcohol, and increase community connectedness.
According to the 2012 Healthy Youth Survey, underage drinking and marijuana use is a problem among youth in Klickitat and Lyle. 21% of 8th and 10th grade students report that they drank alcohol in the past 30 days and 13% report binge drinking in the past 3-5 days. 16% of 8th and 10th grade students report smoking marijuana in the past 30 days.
The Klickitat-Lyle Against Substance Abuse Coalition (KLASAC) formed in October of 2013 by combining the small towns of Klickitat and Lyle in their efforts to prevent substance abuse. The coalition’s strategic plan is based on data that includes our Healthy Youth Survey and a 2013 Community Survey.
We have a full-time coordinator and part-time Prevention/Intervention Specialist in each school district. Our coalition includes members representing both school districts, ESD 112, local law enforcement, mental health and treatment providers, local government, local businesses, parents, youth, civic organizations, youth serving organizations, health care professionals, and local media. You can find more information on our Facebook page, or email us at [sf_email]firstname.lastname@example.org[/sf_email]