Prevent the harms of alcohol and other drug use through education, intervention, and advocacy

Our Mission

A community where we prevent alcohol and substance misuse, support recovery, and confront stigma.​

The Prevention-Intervention-Education-Recovery-Support (PIERS) Task Force is dedicated to finding avenues to reduce substance misuse in Ketchikan; specifically eliminating use amongst youth. The members of the task force are volunteers from various walks of life; from the counselors to mothers of recovering addicts, all coming together for the good of the community. Our main purpose is to provide assistance and recommendations for the continuous improvement of awareness and education in regard to substance misuse. We invite the community to join our task force. It will take all of us working together to achieve a Drug-Free Community.


  • Youth Engagement

    We empower youth to support their peers in living a substance free life through education, leadership, and mentorship.

  • Education

    We partner with KGBSD to implement education within the schools.

  • Community Outreach

    Providing information, resources, tools, and support to the community.

  • Narcan Training

    We provide training and Naloxone kits to help reduce opioid deaths.

Current Activities & Initiatives

Impaired Driving Demonstration

Impaired Driving Demonstration coming July 2023.  Join us for this interactive education opportunity – experience how drugs and alcohol impair your driving.

Narcan Training

Take this 10 minute training to learn how to save a life!  Schedule a private training or one for your group/workplace today.

Youth Leadership

8 youth were selected to attend the CADCA mid-year Youth Leadership Summit in Orlando, Florida.

Ketchikan Youth Alliance

A youth driven, adult supported group dedicated to instilling community change on issues that affect youth.  Using their voice to be the change they want to see!

Impaired Driving Demonstration

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Join a Taskforce

Interested in getting involved? Want to find more about Reentry or the Coalition? Contact us to learn more! 


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Current Activities & Initiatives