Alcoholism & Drug Abuse

Drug & Alcohol Prevention Municipal Alliance

The Maplewood/ South Orange Municipal Alliance to Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse is a program funded by state of New Jersey under the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. The Municipal Alliance local ordinance was issued in 1990 in Maplewood (Chapter 10, Ord. #1832)

The mission of the Municipal Alliance is to be "A mechanism for implementing policies to reduce alcoholism and drug abuse (and) support appropriate county and municipal-based alcohol and drug abuse education and public awareness activities" (N.J.S.A. 26-BB-7a).

The goal of the Municipal Alliance is "To provide successful prevention programs and public awareness activities, using environmental strategies [to make community wide changes]."