Welcome to Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida


Since it’s founding in 1989 by Jim Nathan, Sheriff Mike Scott and a group of local leaders, the Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida has worked to provide prevention resources to families in Lee County. Prevention events include Drug House Odyssey, Red Ribbon Week Celebrations, Town Hall Meetings and Lunch and Learn Educational Events.

Our Goal is to Mobilize 12 sectors of the community, including: Youth, Parents, Businesses, Media, Schools, Youth Serving Organizations, Law Enforcement, Faith Based Community, Civic and Volunteer Groups, Health Care Professionals, State, Local or Tribal Agencies, and Other Organizations Involved in Reducing Substance Abuse.


Our Mission is to “reduce substance abuse in Lee County by raising awareness of prevention resources through collaboration, education and inspiration.”

Our Values

  • Collaboration is the pathway to accomplishing our goals
  • Individual, family, community engagement is key to prevention
  • Prevention saves lives and money



The Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida provides a number of educational events throughout the year.  Join us for a Town Hall Meeting or free Lunch and Learn and Coalition Meeting.  We also invite you to join us as a volunteer at Drug House Odyssey, where you can impact the lives of over 2,000 fifth graders over the course of three days



We need volunteers at Drug House Odyssey, to help with our SADD Clubs, and to make our Busey Bank Run for Prevention a success!  Contact us today for more information and opportunities.


Supporting our mission of prevention for kids is easier than ever!  You can use PayPal to donate today.


By supporting our Busey Bank Run for Prevention, you can support 12 months of prevention in Lee County!  Become a sponsor, form a team, run, walk and have fun with your friends and family!  Your support will make Drug House Odyssey and other prevention initiatives continue to make a positive impact in Lee County.

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Operation Medicine Cabinet #REFUSE

In a national survey, 66% of teens abusing prescription drugs (including opiates) without a prescription received them from a friend or family member. Proper medication storage and disposal can take these dangerous, addictive drugs out of their hands. Lock boxes can be found at pharmacies throughout Lee County. The Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida also recommends that you keep an inventory of your prescriptions. Another benefit to locking your prescriptions is your ability to take them with you in a hurry in case of a natural disaster, like Hurricane Irma. Safe disposal of your medication is essential for the safety of others and our environment. Flushing only pollutes our valuable waterways, as does putting them in kitty litter or a similar substance and tossing them in the trash. Lee County has a number of anonymous disposal sites for drop off of your expired and unused medication. If you cannot get to one of the sites, consider using a Deterra Bag. Coalition volunteers are happy to participate in your health fair or community event to talk about safe medication storage and disposal. Click here for a full list of disposal sites in Lee County or contact us to arrange a pickup.


Donate today. Your help makes a difference!