Use these local and national resources to prevent underage tobacco use, drinking, and other drug use. Underage substance abuse harms everyone in our community; let’s collaborate to keep young people from ever developing problems.

Abused Substances

Alcohol – Underage drinking costs Florida $3.1 billion annually. Underage drinking is a dangerous activity that leads to binge-drinking and other drug use. Get the facts about underage drinking.

Marijuana & other drugs – Studies show that marijuana use can lead to brain damage, to dropping out of school, and to other, harder drugs like heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamines. Get the facts about marijuana and drug use.

Community Resources

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)– NIDA’s is an educational resource that advances scientific research on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction with the goal of improving individual and public health.

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) – CADCA is an anti-drug prevention coalition that provides resources (technical support and training, public policy, media and marketing tools, etc.) for strengthening community coalitions like WCPC.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) – SAMHSA provides resources, data, and programs for advancing national behavior health by reducing the impacts of substance abuse and mental illness throughout America.

National Institute of Health (NIH) – The Office of Disease Prevention provides research, community resources, and news related to preventing tobacco, alcohol, and drug abuse as well as consequences of abuse like suicide.

Communities for Alcohol- and Drug-Free Youth (CADY) – CADY provides resources to schools, parents, young people, and communities to help prevent tobacco, alcohol, and drug abuse in small communities.

Current Campaigns

Weed Out the Facts – Learn the facts about marijuana use; for example, marijuana causes brain damage; marijuana can lead to more addictive, deadly drugs; and most people don’t use marijuana.

PG – Join the parental guidance (PG) campaign and commit to your leading role as the ticket to keeping your kids from drinking alcohol. 

Not in My Lot – Commit your support to preventing illegal activities and drug use and abuse by agreeing to enforce a drug-, alcohol-, and illegal-activities-free prohibition policy at your place of business.

Not Listening – This campaign created by students for students encourages youths to silence the “drunk talk” that lead to misconceptions about underage drinking.

Lock Up Your Meds – Sign your commitment to Walton County community health by locking up prescription drugs and by educating yourself about the dangers of prescription drug abuse.

Know the Law  – Underage drug use and drinking aren’t just dangerous; they’re also illegal and can result in hefty fines and legal consequences if you’re caught. Learn the laws, so you can obey them.

Hidden in Plain Sight – Learn what the everyday items your child might be using to use drugs or consume alcohol are that are hiding in plain sight around your house or in your child’s room.

Crime Stoppers Tip Line – Anonymously report crimes by calling the tip line phone number (850-863-TIPS (8477), by leaving tips online, or by using the P3 Mobile tips app.

Crazy Real – The crazy real facts on drinking are that most kids don’t and won’t drink. Teach your kids the crazy real facts, so they can do what’s popular –saying no.

Just Saying No Brainer Campaign – Saying no to drug use is a no brainer, just like swimming with cats and eating yellow snow. Most young people say they’ll say ‘no’ to marijuana, so teach your kids that ‘no’ is a no-brainer.

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)

Chautauqua Offices of Psychotherapy and Evaluation, Inc. (COPE)

Nationwide Community Coalitions 

The Walton County Prevention Coalition (WCPC) provides prevention support and resources to Walton County as well as neighboring communities. Click to visit our website to learn more about how you can get involved and raise awareness to keep our community safe and healthy.