DFM Efforts Acknowledged in White House Announcement

A White House press release used Drug Free Manatee’s community opioid education workshops as an example of the ways coalitions across the country are making a difference in their communities. The purpose of the press release, sent out September 20, 2017 and...

D-Fy Membership Soars to 200

By D-Fy Program Coordinator Merab Favorite Drug Free Manatee staff has recruited at total of 200 students into its Drug-Free Youth (D-Fy) program, which gives teens who choose to live a healthy lifestyle by refusing alcohol, tobacco and other drugs incentives to...

ACT Team Educates LECOM Students at Research Day Event

By Executive Director Sharon Kramer, M.ED., CPP Lake Erie College of Medicine (LECOM) asked Addiction Crisis Taskforce (ACT) to present to 1,000 students and 200 faculty members at Research Day 2017. LECOM valued the  taskforce ‘s systems approach to address the...

Freshman Focus 2020: A Thank You to the Community

By Andrew Hartman, Project Director for Drug Free Manatee Freshman Focus 2020 has come and gone, but I wanted to take a moment to reflect and thank everyone that made the event a success. Hundreds of individuals came together from different agencies and backgrounds to...

Building Youth Leaders

Are you a natural leader who wants to hone your skills in order to make a difference? Drug Free Manatee is recruiting high school students for a weekend-long retreat where they will develop leadership skills in order to provide a positive influence at their high...