Who We Serve

The Drug Education Council is a voluntary, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting a drug-free society, preventing chemical dependency, and providing quality education, information and intervention programs.

Each of our many programs and practices is based on the four core beliefs that provide the guidance and vision of the agency.  These core beliefs are listed below.

  • Every one of us is important and deserves to be nurtured.

  • Every one of us has a responsibility to promote healthy choices.

  • The abuse of alcohol and other drugs is preventable.

  • Addiction is treatable and recovery happens.

Our prevention programs and services are based on the following premises:

  • Prevention strategies must be comprehensive in nature, and should be structured to reduce individual and environmental risk factors and to increase protective/resiliency factors in the populations served.

  • Community involvement and collaboration is a necessary component of an effective prevention strategy.

  • Prevention messages and approaches that are tailored to differing population groups are most effective.

  • Prevention must be integrated into the general health care and social services delivery systems of the community.

  • Prevention must include a full continuum of services:  education and information dissemination, intervention, consultation, counseling and referral.

The Drug Education Council is actively facilitating the development of community grass roots coalitions in  Baldwin, Bibb, Chilton, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe, Pickens, Shelby, Tuscaloosa, and Washington Counties.  For more information and to find out how to become involved in these initiatives, call 251-478-7855.

In addition, the Drug Education Council also frequently provides presentations for educators, businesses and civic organizations. These programs are tailored to meet the specific needs and interest of each host group.