Rockwood Drug-Free Coalition provides leadership, education and resources to prevent and address substance abuse among youth.
Funding is provided through a federal Drug-Free Communities grant award, as well as additional state and regional grant awards and in-kind contributions from many community partners.
Join us in our work to create a safer community. Click here to volunteer
View upcoming meetings and current programs.
PROMise to Celebrate PROM Safe and Sober
Parents, students and community partners, join us in an effort to keep Rockwood teens safe this prom season. View these suggestions, in addition to reviewing our coalition resource page: Download Fact Sheet
Battle of the Bands!
Student musicians, come on out to Ballwin Days this summer and perform for friends and family! School of Rock is partnering with us to provide sound equipment and schedule all bands Friday - Sunday, June 6th- 8th. Contact Scott Rinaberger at email@example.com for more information.
Fraud Alert: We have been notified by local police that an individual is in the area soliciting businesses for advertising on behalf of the School District, indicating funds will support drug prevention programs. Please note that the organization (SRI, Inc from Delray Beach) is not affiliated with our Coalition or the Rockwood School District. If your business is approached, please report the individual to your local police authority.
Think Again Marijuana Forum with Dr. Christian Thurstone
Monday, May 5th - Chesterfield YMCA
Professional development session - 1:00 -4:30, Town Hall Meeting - 6:30
Congratulations to this year's student winners! View all winning entries on our PSA & Poster Contest page at left.
Missouri Coalition of the Year
Rockwood Drug-Free Coalition has been recognized as the 2013 Coalition of the Year by ACT Missouri and the Missouri Division of Behavioral Health. The award – presented at the 2013 year-end annual substance abuse prevention conference in Lake Ozarks, Missouri – honors a coalition that has demonstrated sustained excellence in the areas of community outreach, advocacy, media, education and training. In March 2014, Rockwood School District recognized the coalition for this distinction.
Visit the pages at left for valuable youth and adult resources, including hotlines, tip sheets, assessment services, prevention programs and more.
E-cigarette use is on the rise, for both nicotine and marijuana vaping. Learn more about risks by visiting our Resource and Current News pages.
Webinars and videos related to substance abuse and prevention:
View this 1-hour must-see webcast. Additional webcasts on marijuana, heroin, other prescription drugs and underage drinking are also available through this link.
Anatomy of an Overdose: This 20-minute St. Louis-produced video on heroin is available for school and community viewing.
Medication Abuse Medication Take-Back Events Social Hosting Ordinances
Youth involvement is a critical component of substance abuse prevention. We encourage teens to serve as student advisors to the coalition and as mentors to younger students. We provide leadership training and seek engagement in all aspects of our strategic planning and program implementation.
If you need resources on substance abuse, or the number of a hotline, click here.