Welcome to Drug Free Charlotte County

Drug Free Charlotte County, established in 2000, serves the Charlotte County region of Southwest Florida, encompassing Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda and Englewood. We are a cohesive, collaborative coalition, consisting of: Youth • Parents • Schools • Law Enforcement • Business Community • Media • Youth-Servicing Organizations • Retailers • Faith-Based Community • Civic and Volunteer Groups • Health-Care Professionals • Government Agencies • Chamber(s) of Commerce • and other organizations involved in reducing substance abuse.


Our success is due to the diverse community partnerships from across Charlotte County, along with Drug Free staff, who have united together to take back our community from drugs and alcohol.


Our message, consistently conveyed to our community is that "Most teens in Charlotte County are making good choices; most of our students don't need alcohol or drugs to have a good time."


Drug Free Charlotte welcomes all volunteers — adults and youth — come join us in preventing substance abuse in Charlotte County.

News & Events
DFCC Kicks Off a 2nd Anti-Drug Coalition
Teen substance abuse prevention is about education, and it's about relationships ó community relationships. In order to reach our local teens more effectively, Drug Free Charlotte County is initiating a new Anti-Drug Coalition in Punta Gorda, working in a closer, more concentrated way with adults and teens in the community.

If you are a parent, law enforcement, business person, pastor or church member, educator, or any concerned member of the Punta Gorda community, you are invited to join us at our first meeting:
Tuesday June 3, 2014
11:30 a.m.
Held at Charlotte Community Foundation
(The first 20 to RSVP will receive a box lunch, provided by Bayfront Health Punta Gorda)

Your voice is needed in this prevention work. Please join us.
You may RSVP at: chrissie.salazar@yourcharlotteschools.net or call 941-979-7471
Marijuana Issues and Info ó NEW LINKS
Check out these new links for current marijuana information and educational points:
Learn About SAM: www.learnaboutsam.org
Donít Let Florida Go To Pot: www.dontletfloridagotopot.com
Save Our Society From Drugs: www.saveoursociety.org
Unmasking Marijuana: www.unmaskingmarijuana.org