"Our vision is to create a united community where all youth will be drug free."

Boone County Alliance

Since 2010, BCA has devoted its energy to develop and implement individual and community strategies to combat substance abuse. In order to achieve its mission of a united community where all youth are drug free, BCA engages in activities related to prevention, advocacy, and collaboration. BCA focuses on prevention of underage drinking, marijuana use, and prescription drug misuse/abuse.



Our mission is to prevent substance abuse through education, advocacy and implementing sound strategies.


Our vision is to create a united community where all youth will be drug free. We accomplish our vision by building community partnerships to reduce and prevent substance use/abuse among youth, their families, and those in future generations.

Boone County Alliance History

Founded in 2010

BCA founded by concerned community members after a tragic, alcohol-related teen death.

Heroin Task Force Created in 2013

The Heroin Task Force was created in response to the heroin epidemic in Boone County. Joined forces with BCA to maximize resources and efforts.

Awarded in 2014

BCA awarded Drug Free Communities (DFC) grant by the Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. 

April 2015

Alcohol Sticker Shock Campaign began to reduce the purchase of alcohol for minors.

May 2016

Medication Lock Box Program began to reduce access to opiates and other prescription drugs.

August 2016

Young Boone County group began for high school students to gain leadership experience, volunteer hours, and work on substance use prevention projects in the community.

April 2017

Presented the Rachel Hutzel Prevention Partner Award from PreventionFIRST!

Join us the third Monday of every month
Virtually on Zoom

Meeting time: Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Please contact us for the Zoom Meeting ID.

Prevention in Action

  • Resources for Parents

    BCA provides parents and the community information on alcohol and drug facts and effective strategies on how to speak with children about alcohol and substance abuse.

  • Training for kids

    BCA partners with Boone County Schools to implement CoreLife and LifeSkills training to students between grades 3 and 8. These trainings give kids the tools they need to engage in healthy behaviors, including decision-making and coping, as well as refusal skills. 

  • Annual Community Survey

    Each year, the BCA conducts a survey at the Boone County Fair to gauge the community's knowledge, beliefs, and attitudes about youth substance use in Boone County.

  • Youth Engagement

    BCA partners with the Boone County Public Library for Young Boone County, which encourages youth to become leaders and engage in community service.

  • Alcohol Sticker Shock

    Every spring, BCA partners with local alcohol retailers and community groups to place stickers on multi-pack alcoholic beverages. The aim of this project is to reach those individuals over the age of 21 who legally purchase alcohol and provide it to minors.

  • Prescription Drug Disposal

    BCA partners with law and safety officials to promote the three safe drug disposal locations in Boone County and National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Click here for information about locations.

  • Server Training in Alcohol Regulations (STAR)

    Service staff for Boone County restaurants and bars can attend ABC's responsible server training paid for by BCA. For more information, click here.

  • Medicine Safety Presentations and Lock Boxes

    BCA provides presentations to senior centers and other groups on medicine safety, including safe storage and disposal. BCA also offers personal medicine lock boxes to the community free of charge.

  • For more information

    Want to know more about our prevention programs or what we could do together to help our youth in Boone County? Click here or contact Jennifer Welch at (859) 431-1077 ext. 111 or jwelch@mhankyswoh.org.