Meet Kiana, Our Intern at STEPS!

Meet Kiana McDavid, the STEPS intern for the Spring semester!  Kiana is in her Senior year at Southern Connecticut State University. Kiana joins STEPS in making substance abuse prevention a priority in the Southington community. She has been busy learning about prevention and implementation strategies. The Southington resident be graduating with her Bachelor of Science in Public Health in May 2017. Next on Kiana's 'to-do' list is to obtain her Masters of Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology & Biostatistics in the Fall of 2018. More »

The Negative Impacts of Marijuana


USJ APhA-ASP Generation Rx is comprised of a group of pharmacy students from the University of Saint Joseph who believe educating the public about prescription and OTC drug abuse/misuse is extremely important.  In this newsletter, we hope to share important facts about this issue while helping you and the ones you love become more aware and educated about prescription and OTC drug abuse/misuse.

The Negative Impacts of Marijuana More »

Morgan Maccione Receives Youth Leadership Award

Morgan Maccine is a senior at Southington High School and just received one of the Youth Leadership Awards from the Southington Community YMCA at their Annual Meeting.  Morgan has been part of STEPS for the past 7 years as a Youth Council and Student Advisory Board Member. Morgan lights up any room she walks into with her kindness and passion for making our community a better place to live. She is a positive role model for all students and we couldn't be more proud to have her on our team! Congratulations on this very special award! 

CADCA Conference to Capitol Hill

STEPS staff members recently had the opportunity to attend the CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) Conference this past week in Washington, D.C. with coalitions from all over the country.  Coalitions came together for continuing education and to meet with Senators and members of Congress to update them on our work. Here in Southington, we are proud of our work to make substance abuse prevention a priority! More »

TIPS Training for Local Businesses

On Saturday, January 21, 2017, employees from local restaurants and package stores attended a TIPS training sponsored by the STEPS Coalition.  TIPS (Training for Intervention Procedures) is the global leader in education and training for the responsible service, sale, and consumption of alcohol.  Sam the Clams, Tavern 42 and Buffalo Wild Wings sent participants from their establishment.  STEPS is able to help promote substance abuse prevention by educating the community on responsible serving of alcohol. More »

Winter Wonderland at Southington High School!

The STEPS Student Council Think Tank is promoting a Winter Wonderland Week (Dec 12-16) to promote December's Asset of the Month, Caring School Climate.   More »

Southington Serves!

Southington Serves is a volunteer website for Southington students and their families to get involved in the community, give back or complete community service hours. More »

Community Forum on Opioid Use in the Community

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STEPS Hosts Interactive Forums to Discuss Recent Survey Results

On October 18th and November 9th, interactive community forums were held with various sectors throughout the community.  The purpose was to review and share data from our recent student survey and work with community members to create an action plan for change.  Thank you to all the participants for your time and commitment to our organization. More »

A Special Welcome to Megan Albanese!

We would like to introduce and welcome the newest member of our team, Megan Albanese, as the STEPS Administrative Assistant! Megan is a Southington resident and comes to us with her talent, passion, and expertise!  We are excited to have her work with us and will absolutely be an asset. Stop in sometime soon to say hello!