Rep. Windhorst Hosts Massac County Drug Awareness Coalition at State Capitol

SPRINGFIELD – House Republican Floor Leader State Representative Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis) hosted the Massac County Drug Awareness Coalition at the State Capitol in Springfield this week. Rep. Windhorst says he is thankful for the hard work that MCDAC performs to address issues of drug addiction in Massac County and beyond.

“I want to thank the staff and student volunteers that work so hard to make Massac County Drug Awareness Coalition work well for individuals struggling with substance abuse issues in our community,” Windhorst said. “Drugs are a major cause of crime, addiction, and illness among our citizens. MCDAC works hard every day to help those in need and to bring awareness to the issue of pervasive harmful drugs. Our world is a better place because of the hard work done by MCDAC.”

According to its website,, the Massac County Drug Awareness Coalition (MCDAC) began in 2012 as a group of individuals concerned about methamphetamine and other substance use and the effects it was having on the community. MCDAC brings together members from all sectors of the community to work to reduce substance abuse, including in the youth population. MCDAC received a federal Drug-Free Communities grant from the Office of National Drug Control Policy in 2019 to further its prevention efforts.