Substance Use Advisory Commission

Working to reduce drug use

The Substance Use Advisory Commission advocates for a healthy community by promoting best practices for the prevention, intervention, and treatment of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use.

Interested in Serving?

If you would like to be considered for service on the Substance Use Advisory Commission, please complete the online interest form.

Meets

The second Wednesday of each month.

The next Substance Use Advisory Commission meeting is May 11th at noon

Location

Raleigh Pathway Center - Board Room 200
900 S. Wilmington Street 
Raleigh, NC 27601

Agenda

View agendas on BoardDocs

Public Participation

To schedule an appearance before the Commission, contact city staff liaison, Aracelys Torrez, at 919-996-5740.

Contact

 
919-996-5740

Address

Raleigh Pathways Center
900 S. Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

Mailing Address:
Human Relations
P.O. Box 590
Raleigh, NC 27602

Email:
equity@raleighnc.gov

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Our Purpose

The Raleigh City Council created the commission as an advisory body in June 1990. The creation of the commission helped solidify the city's commitment to a permanent and vigorous effort to eliminate substance abuse.

The Substance Use Advisory Commission advocates for a healthy community by promoting best practices for the prevention, intervention and treatment of substance use.

The commission's activities include an annual pill drop-off, which allows you to drop off your unneeded or expired prescription and over-the-counter pills. Dropping off your medication helps prevent its abuse, theft, and illegal sale. Disposing of it this way also helps keep our water supply safe.

Our Focus

together against substance abuse
  • Implement community education initiatives
  • Partner to reduce substance misuse
  • Reduce stigma
  • Advise City Council on current trends in substance use

Commission Liaisons

City Staff Liaisons in Equity and Inclusion:

  • Aracelys Torrez
  • Demetrius Edwards

Both liaisons can be reached at equity@raleighnc.gov

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