Drug-Free DeSoto Coalition (DFDC) has two priority areas: underage drinking and marijuana use. According to the 2010 Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey (FYSAS), the average age of onset for alcohol in DeSoto County is 13 years and the average age of onset for marijuana is 12.9 years.
It is important for the entire community to get on board with our efforts. In order to make the changes we want to see happen, there must be a community-wide effort in changing our county’s environment which is currently conducive to excessive substance abuse. These changes will encompass three areas: our community norms, the availability of substances, and our local regulations (policies).
Coalition meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month in the School Board Chambers of the District Offices at 11:00 am.
We are always looking for new members. Give us a call anytime, or just stop by.
Our doors are always open.
Call (863) 494-4222 for details.
Drug-Free DeSoto Coalition
PO Drawer 2000
Arcadia, Florida 34265