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
Drug Free Charlotte County Meeting
Our Drug Free Charlotte County coalition meeting for will be held in the school board administration building - 1445 Education Way - on August 27th at 8:30 am. We will start the process to identify issues and concerns related to teen substance use as we kick off our annual work plan update. Please join us!
Englewood Community Coalition
Join the Englewood Community Coalition on September 17that 4:30 pm at L.A. Ainger Middle School - Media Center for a special coalition meeting dealing with current policy issues related to alcohol, marijuana and synthetics. Amy Ronshausen, from Drug Free America and Florida Coalition Alliance will be the presenter.
Drug Free Punta Gorda Meeting
Drug Free Punta Gorda will hold its October meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 13th, at 8:30 am. Meeting location will be announced soon. Everyone is welcome!