Black River Local Schools:
Program Highlights:  Red Ribbon Week, Holiday Breakfast, one-on-one sessions with an experienced Prevention Counselor, Anti-Bullying, H.U.D.D.L.E., 5th grade D.A.R.E., SADD, Prom Promise, State Highway Patrol Programs.  

Brunswick City Schools: 
Contact: Kathy Fulkerson 330-273-0408 ext. 1292
Program Highlights:  LifeSkills Training Program implemented in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade classrooms; H.U.D.L.E.; Peer Leadership; Middle School Leadership; Love and Logic teacher and parent training program;  Red Ribbon Week; Student Assessment, Intervention and Counseling for high risk and at-risk students; Educational outreach to teachers, parents and community members.  

Buckeye Local Schools:   
Contact: Gayle Telford 330-722-8257 ext. 3074
Program Highlights:  H.U.D.D.L.E. Leaders, Freshman Mentors, Anger Management Awareness Training,SADDRed Ribbon Week, Anti-Bullying, Mediation, Project Care, Middle School Leadership, Prom Promise, Student Support Groups, Student assessment, intervention, and counseling services. 

Cloverleaf Local Schools:  
Contact: Deb Bican 330-302-0318
Program Highlights:  Consulting services with school administration and teachers, tobacco awareness, individual counseling and intervention, Red Ribbon Week, Red Flags, H.U.D.D.L.E. Leaders, SADD/SRU (Students Against Destructive Decisions/Students Rise Up, LifeSkills Program, Anti-Bullying.  

Highland Local Schools: 
Program Highlights:  Peer Leaders, SADD, Peer Mentors, Prom Promise Week, B.I.O.N.I.C. (Believe It or Not I Care) Night, Anti-Bullying, individual counseling, parent and teacher support, anti-tobacco awareness, and Red Ribbon Week.

Medina City Schools:
Program Highlights:  H.U.D.D.L.E. Leaders, support services (individual assessment, group meetings, consultation with parents and teachers, referrals) for at-risk students, Care Teams, classroom prevention lessons, SADD.

Wadsworth City Schools:
Contact:  Meagan Neumann  330-335-1316
Program Highlights:  LifeSkills Program, tobacco prevention, drug prevention/decision making, H.U.D.D.L.E. Leaders, Project Love, Red Ribbon Week, individual and group counseling, Care Team, Red Flags, 

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
Program Highlights:  Individual counseling, guidance/support sessions, referrals to community agencies and treatment facilities, consultative services to staff and parents, classroom presentations, individual and group sessions on anger management, life skills, mediation services and diversity training. 

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.  

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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.