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About Us

MISSION: We work to prevent substance misuse. 


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

Safe and Sober topics include underage drinking, impaired driving, illegal substances, prescription drug misuse, vaping, and more. We also address the root causes of unsafe choices, such as stress, depression, and anxiety.

OUR VISION: A world where people make thoughtful, intentional decisions about the health and wellness of themselves, their families, and their communities.

Our FREE Safe and Sober resources include:


  • 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 activities
  • Supplemental videos throughout the year
  • Prize incentives for top-performing schools

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The Signature Safe and Sober Program
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Underage Drinking

Think boys drink more? Think again.

Bro! For the first time ever, teenage girls now consume more alcohol than their male peers. Read why this flip of the alcohol gender gap has serious implications.

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Underage Drinking

TikTok shows alcohol use, but not consequences

Alcohol & Social Media

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Underage Drinking

When teens drink, they drink a lot

Why binge drinking is a prevalent issue among teens, and how you can prevent it

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Impaired Driving

Don't Throw it Away

The decision to drink and drive can impact your future and put lives in danger. Choose to say no.

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Underage Drinking

Alcohol Explained

Watch this video to learn how alcohol reacts in the body

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2021 Safe and Sober PSA

Watch the 2021 Safe and Sober PSA

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Underage Drinking

30 FACTS ABOUT ALCOHOL

Healthline's Carly Vandergriendt shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about alcohol.

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Underage Drinking

8 MYTHS ABOUT UNDERAGE DRINKING, BUSTED

It's not safe, no matter how you spin it.

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Underage Drinking

HOW YOUNG IS TOO YOUNG TO TALK TO YOUR KIDS ABOUT ALCOHOL?

The earlier you can start the conversation, the better.

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Our Staff

Meet the Safe and Sober Advisory Board


* Indicates Executive Committee Members

  • *Kurt Larson - Larson & Miller Injury Law
  • *Brian Wilmsmeyer - Elite Promotions 
  • *Rachel Riso - Ellis, Ellis, Hammons & Johnson, P.C.
  • *Rikki Barton - Onward Consulting, LLC
  • Tim Boatwright - Halfway School District
  • Alisa Boyd - Retired Teacher 
  • Julie Gray - O'Reilly Auto Parts
  • Justin Herrell - Westport Middle School 
  • Martha Leahy - Turner Construction
  • Jeremy Lynn - Greene County Sheriff's Office
  • Daniel Ogunyemi - OTC
  • Susie Reynolds - Decker & DeGood
  • Joe Rickman - CJW Transportation Consultants
2020 Annual Report

Check out all that's been happening with our organization!


From pandemic shifts to new distribution channels, Safe and Sober is poised to take our message to an even wider audience of teens, educators, and parents.

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