SRSLY is a community coalition established in Chelsea, Michigan in 2008 to prevent destructive behavior, focusing on prevention among 10-15 year-olds, with support from Chelsea Community Hospital and the Coghlan Family Foundation. SRSLY is now in your community!
In 2012, the Stockbridge-Area Wellness Coalition created a plan to promote health and wellness across the community, and encourage residents to eat better, move more, avoid unhealthy substances, and connect with others in healthy ways. The Avoid Unhealthy Substances sub-committee decided to focus their efforts on youth, reaching kids before substance use starts, and encouraging them stay drug-free through adolescence and into adulthood. To do this, they applied for a grant through the Chelsea-Area Wellness Foundation (now known as the 5 Healthy Towns Foundation), and looked to a neighboring community with a successful youth substance abuse prevention effort, known as SRSLY.
What sets SRSLY Apart
What sets SRSLY apart from prevention efforts that have already been tried is its focus on the community and priority of being youth-led. SRSLY has support from the schools, law enforcement, faith community, businesses, library, parents, and youth; this large-scale, community-wide support really sets the stage for long-lasting positive change.
Stockbridge's mission is to promote the health and well-being of Stockbridge youth through a community-wide initiative aimed at decreasing the onset and incidence of high-risk behaviors, including the abuse of alcohol and other drugs.
Substance Abuse Problems
- Prescription Drugs
Priority Protective Factors
- Pro-social Community Involvement
- Parental Presence
- Pro-social Peer Group
Priority Risk Factors
- Access to Alcohol and Other Drugs
- Parental Approval
- Perception of Peer Use
Year in Review
- 2014-2015 Year in Review
- 2015-2016 Year in Review