The City of Longview Partners in Prevention, Coalition for Drug-Free Youth released a survey on Monday, May 7, 2018 to gather information on substance use in Longview.
Whitney Pierce, Coalition Coordinator, states, “This survey isn’t just any survey, it’s a tool that will help guide the Coalition’s presentations, informational booths, and education on youth substance misuse. Essentially, it’s a tool that can help save lives.” The Community Needs Assessment (CNA) is an annual survey given by the Coalition to measure the perception of risk and harm associated with drugs and alcohol by the citizens of Longview. The assessment covers a variety of substances including: alcohol, marijuana/synthetic marijuana, prescription drug, opioid, crack, heroin, methamphetamine, tobacco, and inhalant misuse.
In addition, the CNA inquires about knowledge of prevention resources and assets in the community. Pierce also states, “Our goal this year is to collect 600 surveys by mid-June, in order to have a more holistic representation of members in Longview for data purposes. Each year the Coalition utilizes the feedback from the assessment to determine the needs in the community.” The Coalition encourages representatives from the medical community, faith community, businesses, nonprofit organizations, schools, and other concerned citizens and youth to provide their opinion by taking the survey online through Survey Monkey at LongviewTexas.gov/CDFY.
Paper copies of the survey are available at the Partners in Prevention Office on 140 E. Tyler St #400. If your organization needs copies in bulk, please contact Whitney Pierce at (903) 237-1019.