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Prevention Services

CDS administers and supports a wide variety of prevention programs to educate the community and stop potential problems before they get out of control.  These programs focus on substance abuse, underachieving, and high-risk populations.  


Evidence Based Prevention Programs

CDS currently offers three programs scientifically proven to reduce risk factors and build protective factors in elementary and middle school youth.

Our Prevention programs: "Too Good for Drugs," "Too Good for Violence," and "Project Success" are hosted in elementary and middle schools throughout Alachua County and Levy County.

Our Prevention program staff are housed directly within the schools and are able to build relationships with the youth they teach. Additionally, Prevention staff runs summer camps for children in various location to maintain year-round programming.

Drug Free Community Coalition Partners

CDS is active in the Alachua County  Health Promotion and Wellness Coalition (HPW Coalition) and the Levy County Prevention Coalition. Through the use of community wide needs assessments, public education and resource development the Coalitions are dedicated to addressing issues such as underage drinking and changing social norms that put young people at risk for engaging in dangerous and unhealthy activities.  


Children in School Bus

IN 2022


Elementary students completed the "Too Good for Drugs" and "Too Good for Violence" program in Alachua and Levy counties

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