What Are Prevention Coalitions

Groups of concerned citizens who want to eliminate the misuse of drugs and other substances in their communities. They want everyone, particularly young people, to be healthy and safe. They are the catalyst that brings together young people, parents, teachers, law enforcement officers, businesses, religious leaders, health providers and others to mobilize and attack problems. Using a process called “Environmental Strategies”; Coalitions study problems and develop solutions using proven programs.

Sometimes the National organization – CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) – provides support, funding and training for groups so they can make communities safer, healthier and drug-free. CFBHN supports a Prevention Coalition in every county in the network.

Coalition work includes:

    • Data Collection
    • Using knowledge about risk and protective factors to put in place tried and proven programs that offer information and support, enhance skills, change community norms to encourage health and wellness, modify or change policies, and improve access by reducing barriers to services.
    • Some programs include; science-based school education, support of teen-driven social norming campaigns, and sponsoring informative presentations and family-oriented awareness events.
    • These activities touch lives while providing important anti-substance abuse and anti-bullying messaging.

Choose by County

Drug Free Charlotte County

1445 Education Way, Charlotte, FL 33948

(941) 815-7743

www.drugfreecharlottecounty.org

Drug Free Collier

5775 Osceola Trail, Naples, FL 34109

(239) 302-6717

www.drugfreecollier.org

Drug Free DeSoto Coalition

310 W Whidden Street, Arcadia, FL 34266

(863) 993-1333

www.drugfreedesoto.com

Drug Free Hardee

303 W. Main Street, Suite 1, Wauchula, FL 33873

(863) 767-0401

www.drugfreehardee.com/asapp

Drug Free Hendry County

1140 Pratt Blv, LaBelle, FL 33935

(863) 673-404X143

www.livepositive863.com

Drug Free Highlands

223 Pomegranate Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870

(863) 382-2138

www.drugfreehighlands.org

Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance

2815 Henry Avenue Suite B-1, Tampa, FL 33610

(813) 238-4034

www.hcada.com

Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida

3763 Evans Avenue #202, Fort Myers, FL 33901

(239) 931-9317

www.drugfreeswfl.org

Manatee County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition

1112 Manatee Ave. West, Ste. 303, Bradenton, FL 34205

(941) 749-3030 x3491

www.drugfreemanatee.org

Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention Pasco

7809 Massachussetts Avenue, New Port Richey, FL 34653

(727) 841-4200

www.baycare.org/services/behavioral-health

LiveFree! Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition

1900 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33705

(727) 545-7564

www.operationpar.org

StandUp Polk

621 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33801

(863) 802-8777

www.inneractalliance.org

Sarasota Behavioral Health Strategic Planning Work Group (Drug Free Sarasota)

1750 17th Street J-2, Sarasota, FL 34234

(941) 366-5333

www.fsos.org

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