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1.3 MILLION total students reached since our inception in 2004.

About Safe & Sober

Providing an Innovative Way to Combat Substance Misuse

Safe and Sober is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Springfield, Missouri. Through engaging and educational content, we encourage dialogue and preventative action between youth, educators, and parents.

We offer free prevention-focused videos and curriculum through our program that is used by schools, homeschool groups, and community organizations in most states across the country.

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The Safe & Sober Program is Free to You

The free Safe & Sober Program features:

  • Videos, activities, and discussion guides
  • Downloadable or mailed program kits
  • Signage, stickers, and promotional materials
  • Student pledge cards (virtual or printable)
  • Modular, evidence-based educational content
  • Supplemental videos throughout the year
  • Prize incentives for top-performing programs

"I strongly recommend the Safe & Sober program for all schools as an excellent substance abuse prevention tool."

"It's super easy to navigate online and prep is very minimal as they provide all necessary materials, including discussion questions, guided notes, and activities

— Counselor, Lexington Middle School

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Drug Use

12.13.23 News Release from the NIDA

Reported drug use among adolescents continued to hold below pre-pandemic levels in 2023… yet overdose death rates among teens have risen in recent years.

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Impaired Driving

Safe and Sober Parents: National Teen Driver Safety Week

This week - and every week, parents should have conversations with their teens about the important rules they need to follow to stay safe behind the wheel of a motor vehicle.

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Drug Use

Substance Misuse Prevention Month

During October, we celebrate all the possibilities that prevention brings! Together, we’re partners in prevention.

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Drug Use

Youth Substance Misuse - The Stakes Are Higher Than Ever Before

Our youth are uniquely vulnerable to potent marijuana and the risks associated with current-day substance misuse. Check out this article from Safe and Sober Founder, Kurt Larson.

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Drug Use

Overdose Prevention Awareness Week August 27-September 2, 2023

August 31st marks International Overdose Awareness Day – the world’s largest campaign to end overdose.

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Impaired Driving


Your choices now impact your future. Don't drink and drive.

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Drug Use

DEA Reports Widespread Threat of Fentanyl Mixed with Xylazine

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is warning the American public of a sharp increase in the trafficking of fentanyl mixed with xylazine.

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Underage Drinking

TikTok's New Binge Drinking Trend

Binge drinking is all the rage with BORGs, a new alcohol concoction.

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Prescriptions/ Opioids

From Opioids to Heroin - Samantha's Story

An all-too-familiar story of prescribed medications leading to deadly addiction.

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