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



We need your help to build resilient kids in Lee County!

  • Sponsor, participate, join a team for our Busey Bank Run for Prevention.
  • Help organize a Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Prevention Club at your school, organization or church
  • Host a showing of the Drug House Odyssey Video at your church, organization, or home for teens that you care about.  Use the discussion questions to talk about making good choices



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.

Recent Events

  • National Overdose Prevention Education (NOPE) Candlelight Vigil Remembering Those Whom We’ve Lost to Overdose

    Join us as we remember all those whom we've lost to the tragedy of overdose.  We will meet at the Fort Myers Regional Library, 2450 First Street in Fort Myers, FL at 5:00 p.m. and process to Centennial Park.  The Vigil at Centennial Park will feature keynote speaker Judge Andrew Swett,  a performance by Hope by Song and we will write the names of those whom we have lost in chalk.  Free and open to the public, no reservations are needed.  You are welcome to bring a photo of your loved one....

    October 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at
  • Coalition Annual Meeting

    Join us as we celebrate our successes from the past year, and look ahead to the future.  This meeting is free and open to the public.  A tour of the Cape Coral Police Department will follow the meeting  ...

    August 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm at Cape Coral Police Department
  • Drug House Odyssey Family Night – Talk to Tre!

    NFL Carolina Panther and prevention advocate Tre Boston will once again visit Drug House Odyssey Family Night, February 5 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Lee County Civic Center, 11831 Bayshore Road, North Fort Myers, FL.  Tre will visit with Drug House Odyssey participants following their tour through the prevention program. Drug House Odyssey is walk through play that illustrates the deadly effects of underage drinking and drinking and driving.  The 40 minute walk through play is recommended for families, scout troops and youth groups, it is free of charge and no reservations are required.  Enter the Civic Center...

    February 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Lee County Civic Center
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Latest News

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Drug House Odyssey, a data informed prevention event, has influenced Lee County kids for the past 25 years with its vital message of underage drinking prevention. With the support of the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee Counties, this Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida program is now available via video download. With each scene followed by discussion questions, this video offers a unique opportunity for discussion about making good decisions, and how kids can respond to tough choices.


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