Launched by Massachusetts General Hospital and the community of Revere, Revere CARES is a coalition of concerned community residents, local officials, police, educators, parents, and teens working to reduce teen drinking and substance abuse in Revere.

Since it was formed in 1997, the coalition has brought noticeable change to the community by:

  • Increasing substance abuse prevention education, after-school activities, and summer jobs
  • Significantly enhancing treatment for substance abuse; changing bar closing times from 2am to 1am
  • Working to deny several liquor licenses

For their success, Revere CARES won the 2009 Coalition of the Year award from the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America. This national award recognizes coalitions that demonstrate measurable reductions in multiple substance abuse rates.