Substance Abuse Family & Teen Education (SAFTE) is a substance abuse family education and intervention program designed to educate students and parents/guardians regarding issues of, not only alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, but about healthy family relationships. The program incorporates evidence-based curricula such as: Tronject TND; Project Alert; and All Stars.
The Elks National Drug Awareness Program provides resource materials on drug and alcohol education free of charge. The funding is provided by the Elks National Foundation, the charitable arm of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the USA . A mobile unit is available for community fairs and events.
Location: Moore County
Moore County Youth Services provides a program called the Adventure Based Challenge Program. This program is valuable for any youth, especially those with drug and alcohol problems. The individual gets to look at their true reactions and feelings. They learn risk-taking, trust, communication and listening skills, how to support each other, and how to relate in a group. An emphasis is placed on building self-esteem. The course runs two hours per week for twelve weeks.
Location: Moore County Day Reporting Center
A Family Planning Clinic is available to county citizens that provide pre-conceptual counseling which includes drug use issues that affect pregnancy. A Pre-Natal Clinic maintains informational programs for women throughout their pregnancy regarding alcohol/drug effects with treatment referral as necessary.
Sandhills Teen Challenge, a residential faith based recovery program, also provides prevention and education services to schools and youth groups through Stay Sharp, a multi media eduction program. The website features a guide for youth leaders and a parent’s guide on www.sandhillstc.org.