Substance Abuse Block Grant Project

Director's Message

Welcome to the Metro Jackson Community Prevention Coalition (MJCPC) Substance Abuse  Block Grant Project (SABG). MJCPC is funded by the Mississippi Department of Mental Health, Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Services.  MJCPC has been funded for over 25 years by the Substance Abuse Block Grant. MJCPC’s SABG is specifically focused on preventing the abuse and/or misuse of alcohol, marijuana and prescription drugs by youth, young adults and adults. This project develops and implements an age-appropriate, culturally relevant comprehensive prevention program within Jackson Public Schools and the Jackson  Metropolitan Area.

We hope you find the website helpful as you look for ways to gain awareness and  knowledge of the nature and extent of alcohol, marijuana and prescription drug misuse  among individuals, families and communities.

Thank you for your support of MJCPC’s SABG and JSU as we continue to educate our  students and communities about the dangers of substance abuse.  Please let us know if we can be of assistance to you. Thank you.

Henry C. Thompson, Jr., MS.Ed., APS

Project Director/Principal Investigator                                

 

Substance Abuse Block Grant Project Overview

The Metro Jackson Community Prevention’s Substance Abuse Block Grant (SABG) Project is specifically focused on preventing the abuse and/or misuse of prescription drugs, alcohol and marijuana by youth, young adults and adults in the Jackson metropolitan area.  The project develops and implements an age-appropriate, culturally relevant comprehensive prevention program which includes a broad array of prevention strategies directed at individuals not identified to be in need of treatment. The project’s services include prevention activities and services provided in a variety of settings for elementary through secondary schools, the Jackson State University campus and the general population, as well as targeting sub-groups who are at high risk for substance abuse.  The MJCPC SABG Project is funded through federal funds appropriated from the Mississippi Department of Mental Health Bureau of Behavioral Health/Addictive Services by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Please click the following links for information on the dangers of vaping and smoking.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nlVkRHkTRk&list=PL4MQJPEXlgWSidkIFqW9Bky77qK6hqGnb&index=2&t=0s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HD__r66sFjk&list=PL4MQJPEXlgWSidkIFqW9Bky77qK6hqGnb&index=7

Please click the following link for information on the dangers of alcohol.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-SBR7p7K-M&list=PL4MQJPEXlgWQEXNGDMGOJeAX7X1EOVwXn&index=4&t=0s

Please click the following link for information on the dangers of marijuana.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1U4tkxIfG4&list=PL4MQJPEXlgWQLtUQIcMYmSEk4cRldplqv&index=18