Coalition Resources

12 Community Sectors

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has identified 12 stakeholder groups as vital to the success of any community-level prevention effort. This page will continue to be updated with local and statewide resources for helpful materials specific to each sector.

  • Youth
  • Parents
  • Businesses
  • Media
  • Schools
  • Youth-serving organizations
  • Law enforcement
  • Religious or fraternal organizations
  • Civic or volunteer groups
  • Healthcare professionals
  • State, local, or tribal governmental agencies with expertise in substance misuse
  • Other organizations involved in reducing substance misuse (treatment providers)