Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Carlsbad Community Anti-Drug and -Gang Coalition, Inc.: Safe Workplaces

The Carlsbad Community Anti-Drug and -Gang (CCADG) Coalition’s Safe Workplaces initiative serves the South Eddy County, New Mexico area’s business community—both employers and employees. Safe Workplaces develops and builds upon public-private partnerships to prevent and reduce substance use among people in the workplace.The Coalition initiates and forms partnerships with businesses of 75 or more employees.

Each year, the Coalition partners with at least two local businesses to help assess strengths and gaps in their workplace drug prevention approaches; and provides resources, training and information for supervisors and employees to help businesses address these gaps.

In addition to these partnerships, the Coalition provides training to multiple groups of businessmen and women. Topics include: information on specific drugs, how to recognize employee drug use, and how to create a safe work environment.

With funding provided by the SAMHSA Service to Science Initiative’s Subcontract to Build Evaluation Capacity for Evidence-based Interventions, the coalition plans to: develop and implement a tool to assess employers’ stages of readiness to address substance abuse problems among employees; develop and pilot test a tool to determine employers’ level of engagement in workplace substance abuse prevention; increase employer participation in Safe Workplaces’ Employee Drug Testing Program; design and administer a tool to capture employer input on program implementation; gather information on best practices to guide effective Safe Workplaces implementation; build internal capacity of the program Advisory Board; and track, document, and assure consistent program implementation.      



Eve Flanigan
Program Manager
Carlsbad Community Anti-Drug/Gang Coalition
P. O. Box 1867
Carlsbad, New Mexico 88221
Phone: (575) 642-4825

Alison Bryant
Carlsbad Community Anti-Drug/Gang Coalition
P.O. Box 1867
Carlsbad, New Mexico 88221
Phone: (575) 706-4132