Our Vision

South Eddy County – A drug and gang/crime free community,
safe for all our citizens and visitors and with positive futures for our children.

Gang information available online

Tonight a college student called asking where to find statistical information on New Mexico gangs. The FBI has the most comprehensive look at gangs available in the U.S., the biennial Gang Threat Assessment. The current version is available here:

New Mexico Gang Task Force has a brief set of definitions, warning signs and suggestions posted here:

Rx Takeback Day is here!

When: Saturday April 28, 2012
What: Prescription Drug Takeback
Where: Lake Carlsbad Beach
When: 8 AM to 2 PM

Happy Toss No Mas day in New Mexico! We are celebrating by partnering with the City of Carlsbad, Carlsbad Police & Fire, and Keep Carlsbad Beautiful again this weekend. Bring unwanted Rx drugs for safe and legal disposal. No questions asked.

Spring Fling and St. Patrick have a date

Sat. 17 March, noon to 5 PM at the Lake Carlsbad beach band shell, is the 2nd Annual Spring Fling. It's FREE! Numerous educational, safety, and entertainment exhibitors will be on hand, along with food vendors and music by deejay GMoney Productions. There will be inflatable jumping balloons and lots more to do. The day's events will culminate with the hotly contested Mascot Dance-Off. Don't miss it! Bring family and friends and kick off spring break with some fun!

Recovery Defined

The US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration just released a working definition of "recovery" from substance abuse and mental health disorders. This term is used in many places and until now its meaning, even in academic literature, has been unclear. Now we have this definition from SAMHSA--

Recovery is a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.

Now Hiring!

We are in need of another Community Advocate. Set your own schedule and work from home and around town! This contract position is based on 3/4 FTE. Must be personally committed to the rights of people to breathe clean (tobacco free) air. Good interpersonal, oral and written communication skills required. Must be self-motivated. Call Eve for info 575-642-4825. Position begins 01 Jan. 2012. EOE.

It's That Time! Annual Community Prayer Gathering Oct. 22nd

Think our community could use some prayer to help prevent drugs? Join with others who agree: Our 8th Annual Community Prayer Gathering is Sat., Oct. 22nd, 7:00 p.m., courthouse lawn. All are welcome. This special time will take less than an hour, and no one will be put on the spot to pray aloud. For more info, contact Alison at 706-4132 or coalition.bryant@gmail.com. Sponsored by the Coalition's Faith-Based Action Group.

Rx medication drop-off Sat. 01 October at Beach

Drop off those unused, unwanted or expired medications this Sat. at Lake Carlsbad Beach. From 8 AM to 2 PM that day, Coalition personnel and Carlsbad Police & Fire will be on hand to ensure safe, legal disposal of meds. Drive up to the bright red trailer.

Clean out that garage too! Our friends, Keep Carlsbad Beautiful and the City of Carlsbad, will also be there to receive household hazardous waste---old oil, fuel, paint, batteries, computer equipment, TVs, etc.