Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free SWFL


Our Mission is to reduce substance abuse in Lee County by raising awareness of prevention resources through collaboration, education and inspiration.

Our History

Since it’s founding in 1989 by Jim Nathan, Sheriff Mike Scott and a group of local leaders, the Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida has worked to provide prevention resources to families in Lee County. Prevention events include Drug House Odyssey, Red Ribbon Week Celebrations, Town Hall Meetings and Lunch and Learn Educational Events.

Our Goal is to Mobilize 12 sectors of the community, including: Youth, Parents, Businesses, Media, Schools, Youth Serving Organizations, Law Enforcement, Faith Based Community, Civic and Volunteer Groups, Health Care Professionals, State, Local or Tribal Agencies, and Other Organizations Involved in Reducing Substance Abuse.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to “reduce substance abuse in Lee County by raising awareness of prevention resources through collaboration, education and inspiration.”

Our Values

  • Collaboration is the pathway to accomplishing our goals
  • Individual, family, community engagement is key to prevention
  • Prevention saves lives and money

Join Us

We need your help to build resilient kids in Lee County!

  • Sponsor, participate, join a team for our Busey Bank Run for Prevention.
  • Help organize a Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Prevention Club at your school, organization or church
  • Host a showing of the Drug House Odyssey Video at your church, organization, or home for teens that you care about. Use the discussion questions to talk about making good choices

How Can You Help?


We need volunteers at Drug House Odyssey, to help with our SADD Clubs, and to make our Busey Bank Run for Prevention a success!

Make a Donation

Supporting our mission of prevention for kids is easier than ever with online donations!

Keep Supporting

By supporting our Busey Bank Run for Prevention, you can support 12 months of prevention in Lee County!  Become a sponsor, form a team, run, walk and have fun with your friends and family!  Your support will make Drug House Odyssey and other prevention initiatives continue to make a positive impact in Lee County.

Drug House Odyssey

Drug House Odyssey, a data informed prevention event, has influenced Lee County kids for the past 25 years with its vital message of underage drinking prevention. Host a showing at your church, organization, or, home.

One Pill Can Kill – Fentanyl in Southwest Florida

Fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid, has seen an alarming increase in Southwest Florida, escalating the opioid crisis in this region. Authorities report that it’s often mixed with other drugs, leading to accidental overdoses due to its potent nature, which is 50 to 100 times stronger than morphine. The region has witnessed an uptick in fentanyl-related deaths, which now account for a significant percentage of total drug overdose deaths. Efforts are being made by local agencies to combat this issue through education, enforcement, and treatment programs. Nevertheless, the rapid spread of fentanyl in Southwest Florida underscores the urgent need for effective strategies to address the opioid epidemic.

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