Our mission is to Collaborate among the partners to build the continuum of programs and services needed to address the prevention and intervention of and recovery from substance abuse and addiction in Blair County. The meetings are open to all professionals and concerned citizens who are interested in working together for the betterment of the community.
Blair County Drug and Alcohol Program, Inc. does its work through its Governing Board and staff, along with BDAP, a community anti-drug coalition BDAP make recommendations to the Governing Board regarding delivery of drug and alcohol prevention, intervention and recovery services in the County of Blair.
If you are interested in participating in the Partnership or subcommittees, please complete the Membership Form and return to Blair Drug and Alcohol Partnerships.
Partnership Advisory Board promotes a collaboration of partnerships to support a continuum of programs and services to address the prevention and intervention of substance use and addiction issues and recovery within Blair County; as well as provide recommendations to the Governing Board on the planning, coordinating, and administration of services.
MEETING TIMES: 4th THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 12:30PM
This meeting is open to the Public for in-person meeting at Blair Drug and Alcohol Partnerships or via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84788637166?pwd=Mm9RUjlBVURnT3BHMWttZkFWK2w2UT09 Meeting ID: 847 8863 7166 Passcode: BDAP
Mission: Providing positive alternative activities for at risk youth in Blair County
Youth League provides drug and alcohol free activities for youth and their families. Some examples include:
*Annual Christmas Party
*Family Friendly Movie Nights
Youth League continuously fundraises to be able to host these events for the youth.
MEETING TIMES: 1st TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 2:00PM
Committee to Prevent DUI and Underage Drinking (CPDUD)
Mission: Implementing strategies and activities to reduce alcohol use by youth and prevent driving under the influence
CPDUD participates in the annual National Night Out Against Crime community event focused on building positive community relationships and providing information on DUIs and underage drinking. They've also focused on a Sticker Shock campaign addressing social hosting through billboards, radio ads, and stickers placed on products in local beer distribution locations. Throughout the year, members create, distribute, and promote educational information relating to the prevention of DUIs and underage drinking in Blair County.
MEETING TIMES: 1st WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 8:30AM
Rise for Recovery
Mission: Provide hope to those who are still untreated; Educate the public on the disease of addiction and that it is treatable; Provide awareness that people in recovery are living a productive, happy life; Facilitate partnerships and resources that support recovery and improve the quality of life; Recognize and strengthen the different pathways of recovery; and Advocate for a community that facilitates recovery.
Rise for Recovery hosts events throughout the year including:
*Arts in Recovery (being held Virtually in 2021. see https://www.blairdap.org/recovery/rise-for-recovery/ for information)
*Candle Light Vigil
*Annual Recovery Walk
During Recovery Month, they host an annual picnic and this past year hosted a virtual selfie event to highlight recovery.
MEETING TIMES: 2nd WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 2:00PM
Mission: Educating residents of Blair County on substance abuse issues related to prevention, intervention and recovery
Education Committee collaborates with organizations within the community to increase residents' knowledge on substance abuse issues. Members work together to create, distribute, and promote flyers, newsletters, presentations, and more relating to prevention, intervention, and recovery. They also provide feedback on the development of various campaigns for billboards, radio advertisements, brochures and more.
MEETING TIMES: 3rd THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 1:00PM