Drug Free Manatee’s mission is to develop community partnerships that implement comprehensive research-based environmental strategies to prevent and reduce substance abuse while promoting health and wellness across the lifespan, especially among youth. Drug Free Manatee public health approach reflects its vision that prevention promotes the health and safety of individuals and communities. It focuses on reducing the likelihood of or delaying the onset of behavioral health problems (i.e. substance abuse, mental illness, suicide, etc.). Drug Free Manatee is a 501(C)3 entity incorporated in Florida and a Level 1 Prevention Provider licensed by the Florida Division of Children and Families (DCF).
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