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Red Ribbon Week Message

 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.  Students develop greater self-esteem and self-confidence.  Students learn to effectively cope with anxiety and increase their knowledge of the immediate consequences of substance abuse.


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


The D.A.R.E or Drug Abuse Resistance Education is presented by the Medina County Sheriff's Office D.A.R.E Officers in the Buckeye, Cloverleaf and Highland School District.  D.A.R.E. Officers interact with students in the school buildings, classrooms, and during after school activities. These Officers working together with the School Drug Prevention Specialists are dedicated to teaching students good decision-making skills to help them lead safe and healthy lives.  

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

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.