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...

DFM Staffers Attend CADCA’s Largest Training Yet!

CADCA recently concluded its 15th Annual Mid-Year Training Institute in record-breaking style. With over 2,000 attendees, this was the largest Mid-Year ever! Drug Free Manatee staff Rita Chamberlain, Assoc. Director, and Ally Bergmann, Prevention Coordinator, were...

Freshman Focus 2020 Event Empowers Teens to Make Healthy Choices

Drug Free Manatee has partnered with the School District of Manatee County to host a county-wide health summit this fall for all freshmen enrolled in public school. The event will take place Thursday, September 15, at the Bradenton Area Convention Center (1 Haben...

‘Personality-targeted prevention’ could have worked for me

By Prevention Coordinator Ally Bergmann At the recommendation of Drug Free Manatee board member Wendy Nebrija, I just read a fascinating article about a research study originally published in the 2013 Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) Psychiatry. The...

Encourage Teens Making Healthy Choices by Doing THIS:

Drug Free Manatee wants to support the many teens who are making healthy and drug-free choices, will you join us? Consider becoming a partner of D-Fy, Drug Free Manatee’s newest drug-free youth initiative. Find out more at...

Saturday Night Rocks: Teen Only Event.

BRADENTON – Drug Free Manatee has partnered with the Del Couch Music Education foundation to provide a fun and safe place for teens to support their favorite local rock stars. The organization is sponsoring a monthly event, Saturday Night Rocks, which features music...