In 2003, LiveFree! Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition was formed after state data showed that Pinellas County was one of the highest-ranking counties for drug use in Florida, particularly among youth. Today, LiveFree! raises awareness about the harmful effects of substance abuse among youth and adults in Pinellas County.
By offering training encouraging community advocacy, involving youth and law enforcement, participating in town hall meetings, creating environmental strategies, promoting public awareness and organizing awareness events and more, LiveFree! encourages Pinellas County families to live safe, healthy and drug-free.
To reduce youth substance abuse by creating a safe and healthy community through public and private collaborations that link youth, adults, families and neighborhoods to public awareness, advocacy, education and healthy solutions.
A strengthened substance abuse prevention and treatment effort that leads to improved health and safety for our community.
To maximize resources that form a unified voice around public policy and action which covers a broad array of substance abuse prevention and treatment efforts that are focused and guided in an identified direction.
The LiveFree! coalition reflects an alliance of leaders in Pinellas County that are building an improved prevention system of care through advocacy, connected community engagement and diverse involvement from all sectors.