THE NUMBER TO CALL IS 713-437-6157 IF YOU WANT YOUR LOVED ONES REMEMBERED!
The Houston-Harris County region is among the leaders nationally when it comes to due deaths substance use/abuse. Houston Crackdown, the anti-drug division of the Mayor’s Office since 1987, is observing its 20th annual Drug Prevention Month this October. On October 24th, Houston Crackdown and its member network agencies and organizations will co-host a public candlelight vigil for victims of substance abuse. The vigil will take place at Herman Square on the steps of Houston City Hall, 900 Bagby beginning at 6:30pm. Houston area civic and religious leaders will be on hand to offer spiritual guidance and hope for the families of loved – ones who were victims of alcohol and other drug related incidences.
In an unprecedented move, the event sponsors have issued a call for the names of all victims from throughout region, for inclusion and recognition on this solemn occasion. Interested persons should call the Houston Crackdown line at 713-437-6157. Several substance abuse treatment provider agencies, and support groups will also be on hand to provide information about getting help for those in need.
Over the past two decades Houston Crackdown has partnered with area schools, school districts, colleges, businesses, law enforcement, including the Houston Police Department, the Harris County Sherriff’s Department, DEA, FBI, HIDTA, US Customs, Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms, and many others in the judiciary, civic organizations, social services, human services, health care providers, hospitals. During that time, Houston has been a model city in support of initiatives designed to reduce the demand and consumption of illegal drugs, and to expand the capacity to provide treatment services for Houstonians and Harris County residents in need of help.
Houston Crackdown’s Drug Prevention Month co-sponsors include the Houston ISD, Drug Enforcement Administration Phoenix House Inc, DAPA Family Services, along with many area coalitions, including the Houston-Harris County Office of Drug Policy, the Coalition of Behavioral Health Services, and CBHS-North Harris County.