Community-based Substance Abuse Prevention
The Brick Municipal Anti-Drug Coalition (BMAC) is a municipally supported, grant funded organization whose mission is to provide substance abuse prevention programs and services for the community. It is a grass-roots effort led by a group of volunteers representing organizations and key stakeholders empowered to initiate community level change.With funding provided by the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse along with sponsorships and donations, BMAC’s efforts will be focused on reducing prescription medication misuse, particularly opiates, which is fueling the heroin crisis in our area.Chief Bergquist of the Brick Township Police Department summarized it best at the first BMAC meeting when he said “The Police Department is really good at arresting these people. What we’re not so good at is turning off the flow of new users coming in and I think that should be our focus.”BMAC meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month at 7 pm in Town Hall. All are welcome. Please check the calendar on this website for meeting dates.