To unite the citizens of Putnam in a partnership to create and foster a safe, drug free environment for the entire community.
For the past several years, the Putnam PRIDE has worked to make our town a safe, friendly, drug-free community. The PRIDE draws its membership from all sectors of society, including healthcare professionals, employees of the school system, town officials, concerned parents, and prevention professionals. It is the intent of the PRIDE to minimize the effects of drugs and alcohol on all community members young and old, and to raise awareness within the community that substance abuse can affect anyone. In order to achieve these objectives, the PRIDE has targeted a number of substances and related issues, including underage drinking, proper prescription drug disposal, and paraphernalia sales at convenience stores. Past accomplishments include awareness campaigns, data collection, and assessment of community substance-abuse needs.
Recently, the PRIDE partnered with Community Prevention and Addiction Services, a service division of Community Health Resources, to enact the Strategic Prevention Framework in the Town of Putnam. Find out more about CPAS and CHR under the "About CHR" link.