Larchmont-Mamaroneck RADAR (LM RADAR) is a community coalition committed to reducing the use of alcohol, drugs and other harmful substances by youth in our community. LM RADAR facilitates changing societal norms through the use of multiple research-based strategies to help our youth make healthy choices and avoid substance abuse.
LM RADAR is a New York not-for-profit corporation. RADAR's philosophy grew out of the basic findings of the Committee on Developing a Strategy to Reduce and Prevent Underage Drinking, a committee formed by the Institute of Medicine and The National Research Council in response to a congressional request in 2002.
Reducing substance use/abuse is a collective responsibility that is best addressed at the community level by changing the environment and community norms within which our youth make choices about tobacco, drinking, and drugs. The whole community must be engaged and feel ownership of the substance use problem. By working together toward a shared vision with a specific action plan we can bring about long-term change.
LM RADAR, directly and through efforts coordinated with local partners, has been very active in a number of initiatives aimed at addressing many aspects of the challenges we face locally regarding alcohol and substance abuse by our youth.
Very importantly, we are working to grow and enhance participation in and effectiveness of RADAR as a community coalition. Working as a community we can make a difference! Thank you very much for your interest in learning about RADAR.
Coordinator and President- Larchmont Mamaroneck RADAR, Inc