The Griswold Partnership to Reduce the Influence of Drugs for Everyone (PRIDE) is a community coalition formed in 2015 in response to the opioid epidemic. By working together, we bring knowledge, resources, and passion from all different community sectors to reduce and prevent substance use in Griswold.


What is a community coalition?

The Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) defines coalitions as “a formal arrangement for collaboration among groups or sectors of a community, in which each group retains its identity but all agree to work together toward the common goal of a safe, healthy and drug-free community.

As grassroots organizations, coalitions reflect the community that they serve and members provide a voice in selecting the best prevention strategies to help their communities reduce substance use.





To Create Community Level Change in Youth Substance Use by implementing evidence based, environmental prevention strategies that reduce risk factors and increase protective factors.
  • Raise community awareness of alcohol, opioid, and other drug issues
  • Increase community involvement in prevention activities
  • Build capacity to maintain consistent, long term programs and initiatives
  • Prevent underage drinking and substance use among our youth

Programs & Initiatives

  • Alcohol Compliance Check Operations
  • Prescription Medication Collection Events
  • Town Hall Meetings and Forums
  • Substance Use Data Collection
    • School Surveys, Adult Surveys, Environmental Scans, Key Informant Questionnaires and Interviews, Focus Groups
  • Community Assessment
    • Data analysis, resource and risk factor analysis
  • TIPs Trainings for alcohol retailers and servers
  • Support to the DARE program at Griswold Middle School
  • Community Wide Red Ribbon Week Celebration
  • Social Media and Marketing campaigns to prevent youth substance use, by increasing awareness of substance use trends and positive behaviors
  • Roundtable Events with national, state, and local politicians on the opioid crisis
  • Community Outreach
  • Community Presentations: Contact us to schedule one for your organization
  • Trainings
    • Naloxone trainings
    • Drug Trends Training by the Statewide Narcotics Taskforce
    • Youth Leadership
    • Prevention Works
    • Sustainability and Capacity Building

Contact Us


Coalition Members

American Ambulance
Children’s First
CT Dept. of Children and Families;
CT State Police
Eastern Savings Bank
Griswold Public Schools
Griswold Senior Center
Griswold Town Government
Griswold Youth & Family Services
Lisbon Lions Club
Jewett City Borough Officials
Jewett City Savings Bank

Matt’s Mission
Natchaug River Young Marines
Quinebaug River Church
St. Mary’s Church                                                          Streaming News and Sports Network

United Community and Family Services
Uncas Health District
United Services
Parents, Residents, and Youth