Drug Prevention starts at home with parents talking to their children about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. This message is reinforced on all the Medina County School Districts.  For help talking to your kids about drugs go to the Start Talking Website for useful information about talking to your children about living a healthy and drug free life.   


Black River Local Schools:


Brunswick City Schools: 
Contact: Kathy Fulkerson 330-273-0408 ext. 1292
Buckeye Local Schools:   
Contact: Gayle Telford 330-722-8257 ext. 3074

Cloverleaf Local Schools:  
Contact: Deb Bican 330-302-0318

Highland Local Schools: 

Medina City Schools:

Wadsworth City Schools:
Contact:  Meagan Neumann  330-335-1316

Medina County Sheriff's Office: 
Contact:  Sgt. Bev Frasier 330-764-3618
Program Highlights:  The D.A.R.E. Officers provide drug prevention and intervention services to the students in Buckeye, Cloverleaf and Highland School Districts.  Working together with the school prevention specialists D.A.R.E. Officers interact with students during the school day and are present at after school activities.  

Medina County Career Center: 
Contact:  Liz Swartz 330-725-8461 ext. 269

Medina County Share Cluster: 
Contact:  Kathy Fulkerson 330-273-0292
Program Highlights:  Middle School Leadership, Red Ribbon Week, Get Smart About Tobacco (GSAT), Extreme Challenge, County Crisis Response Team Training, workshop sponsors.

Red Ribbon Week is celebrated the last week of October.  In honor of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena' s memory, who was tortured and killed in Mexico in 1985; friends and family members began wearing red ribbons.  Today the Red Ribbon serves as a sign to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities.    

SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) A peer-to-peer education, prevention, and activism organization providing students with the best prevention tools possible to deal with the issues of underage drinking, other dug use, risky and impaired driving and other destructive decisions. 

Life Skills
LifeSkills teaches students the necessary skills to resist social (peer) pressures to smoke, drink, and use drugs.  Help students to develop greater self-esteem and self-confidence.  Enable students to effectively cope with anxiety.  Increase their knowledge of the immediate consequences of substance abuse. Enhance cognitive and behavioral competency to reduce and prevent a variety of health risk behaviors.  

  DRUG GUIDE: A Comprehensive and Up-To-Date Source of Drug Information CLICK HERE!

EXTREME CHALLENGE:  Promotes self-esteem and leadership skills for at-risk high school students.

GET SMART ABOUT TOBACCO (GSAT):  Promotes tobacco prevention for sixth grade students from all seven school districts in Medina County.  

H.U.D.D.L.E. or Leadership Programs are available in all school districts.  Prevention Specialists interview and train role model high school students who have a strong dedication to living a drug free lifestyle.  These students present alcohol, tobacco and drug education lessons to students in the elementary and or middle schools.  Younger students learn the negative consequences of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs from high school students that they look up to and admire.   

Contact Information

Brian Nowak, Director Medina County Drug Abuse Commission (MCDAC) 120 W. Washington St. 3-B Medina, OH 44256 Phone: 330-722-9263 www.mcdac.com

Treatment Programs

Alternative Paths, Bellfaire, Cathy's House, Community Assessment and Treatment Services, Juvenile Drug Court, OhioGuidestone, Recovery Center of Medina County,

Events & Workshops

Events and Workshops are scheduled throughout the year, please check back for updates. Remember to stop by the MCDAC Booth at the Medina County Fair in August and the Home and Garden Show in March.