Since 1986, a network of dedicated professionals, consumers, and youth have worked together on the AHM Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention Task Force. Their concerted effort has resulted in a regional community endeavor to mobilize resources that are aimed at reducing or eliminating student substance abuse. The task force is responsible for researching, writing and monitoring state and federal substance abuse prevention grants. The group also coordinates a wide range of school-based and community activities, such as school assemblies and parent workshops. New volunteers are always being sought for this committee.