Our System

Without the active engagement of parents, students, teachers, principals and community members in broad efforts to prevent substance use, curriculum programs alone are little more than ‘feel good’ Band-Aids on the problems of student substance use and abuse.

Joseph A. Califano, Jr., CASA President and former Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare

Many experts agree that the best prevention efforts would involve the school, home, and community of teens. The multi-layer protective approach in place by Drug Free Clubs of America accomplishes this challenge seamlessly through 5 purposeful program layers. There is great potential to deepen the sense of engaged parents, positive school cultures, and a caring, vigilant community.