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
Annual Prevention and Awards Breakfast
Our Drug Free Charlotte County Annual Prevention and Awards Breakfast will be on October 30th at 8:15 am. The event is at 24Twenty-One Event Center (2421 Tamiami Trail) in Port Charlotte. John Redman from CADY, ProjectSAM and California High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, will be the Keynote Speaker: "The Unintended Consequences of Marijuana Legalization". RSVP required at 941-255-0808 x3205.
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!